Cumbria stands by coal mine approval

A local has authority stuck to its guns over approval of a metallurgical coal mine despite net-zero carbon target and growing opposition from local climate campaigners and TV legend Sir David Attenborough. Simon Pickstone investigates

by Simon Pickstone
The former Marchon chemicals works is one of England’s most contaminated land sites. Photo: West Cumbria Mining
The former Marchon chemicals works is one of England’s most contaminated land sites. Photo: West Cumbria Mining

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