Whitehaven coal mine plan to be re-examined by council

Councillors will reconsider the planning application in the light of climate change advice.

Feb. 9, 2021 ~4 min

Cumbria coal mine: Climate tsar urged to quit over 'reckless' plan

Alok Sharma should resign unless plans for a deep coal mine in Cumbria are dropped, Lib Dems say.

Feb. 5, 2021 ~4 min

Climate change: Minister rapped for allowing Cumbria coal mine

The government's climate change advisors say it will compromise the UK’s legally binding carbon budgets.

Jan. 30, 2021 ~3 min

Climate change: Six questions about the Cumbria coal controversy

Green groups are calling on the PM to cancel the project - but how was the decision reached?

Jan. 23, 2021 ~6 min

Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'

The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.

Jan. 19, 2021 ~5 min

Whitehaven coal mine plans progress as government refuses to call it in

The government rejects holding an inquiry into plans for a coal mine, meaning it can progress.

Jan. 6, 2021 ~2 min