Decision on Cumbria coal mine delayed again

Barry White

Just a few days before COP27 opens, the decision on whether to approve the proposed Whitehaven coal mine in Cumbria has been delayed for the third time, see: https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4059426/government-delays-cumbria-coal-planning-decision-cop27. COP 27 could have been a chance for the new Prime Minister to announce to the world that the UK stands by the commitments made in Glasgow last year to consign coal to history. Instead, the decision has been put off again and is now expected sometime in December.

Alongside 24 other environmental organisations, including the RSPB, Greenpeace and The Wildlife Trusts, the countryside charity CPRE has written to Secretary of State Michael Gove – who’s now back in charge of making the decision – urging him to refuse the Cumbria coal mine, for the countryside and the planet see: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/government-urged-to-block-first-new-coal-mine-for-30-years-5s906r6d2

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