Bid to extract coal gas from under Swansea Bay

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An energy company reveals it wants to apply for planning permission and a permit to drill for coal and to extract the gas from under Swansea Bay.

Clean Coal Ltd has five licences around the coast of Britain and is trying to locate reserves which are off shore and too deep to be mined traditionally.

It is thought up to 1bn tonnes of coal could lie beneath the surface.

But environmental group WWF Cymru says the focus should be on renewable energy not fossil fuels.

Environment correspondent Iolo ap Dafydd reports.

Coal-gas project for Swansea Bay

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