The Momentum Grows to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole
The momentum grows to stop the coal mine and the more that folk find out about this plan the more determined they are to oppose as evidenced by the protest yesterday organised by a Whitehaven lass and quite a few Whitehaven folk taking part including those whose lives would be directly blighted by this plan.
Good coverage from ITV Border but still the same old mantra repeated that this is coking coal..so what! The enormous amount of ‘middlings coal’ also to be mined is cynically dismissed by West Cumbria Mining as a “by product.” But middlings and coking coal will emit both methane and co2 in their mining and in their use. There is no need for this mine either here or overseas there is no shortage of coking coal and certainly no need to open a new mine.
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