Cumbria Council reconsidering controversial coal mine
Friends of the Earth has welcomed Cumbria Council’s decision today to reconsider approval for a controversial coal mine near Whitehaven.
Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Tony Bosworth said:
“Cumbria County Council is right to review its decision – allowing this climate-wrecking coal mine to go-ahead would completely undermine UK leadership ahead of this year’s vital climate summit.
“Quite simply there is no place for new coal extraction in the middle of a climate emergency.
“It’s time to leave coal in the ground and focus on fast-tracking a green industrial revolution. This will bring the new jobs and business opportunities that are needed in communities everywhere, including Cumbria.”