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Cumbria coal mine indefensible, says UK climate chief – Friends of the Earth reaction

Government decision on coal mine due within days
  Published:  29 Jun 2022    |      1 minute read

A proposed new coal mine in Cumbria has been branded "absolutely indefensible" by the chairman of the government's official advisors on climate change. In response, Friends of the Earth energy campaigner, Tony Bosworth, said:

“Lord Deben is right – the case against a new coal mine is overwhelming in climate terms. And the market for its coal is declining before it even opens. Saying no to this mine should be an open-and-shut case for a government serious about the climate crisis.

“Instead, it should invest in green jobs in West Cumbria, developing our huge renewable resources and insulating people’s homes to cut energy bills.”

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Notes to editors:

1. Cumbria coal mine: why the government should say no | Friends of the Earth’s advance notice