Cumbrian coal mine approved after planners accept CO2 reduction argument

Plans have been approved for a new coal mine on a former chemical works site in Cumbria after planners accepted the applicant's arguments that the scheme would cut carbon emissions by reducing the need to import coal from overseas, as well as delivering significant local economic benefits.

by Michael Donnelly
Whitehaven: new coal mine approved (pic: E Craine via Flickr)
Whitehaven: new coal mine approved (pic: E Craine via Flickr)

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