Cumbria coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation'

Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.

today ~5 min

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: Environment groups call for public inquiry into Cumbrian coal mine

Environmental groups say they are mystified No 10 has not intervened to stop the mine going ahead.

Feb. 4, 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

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

Woodhouse Colliery: First UK deep coal mine in decades to go ahead

The new mine in Cumbria could create 500 jobs but protesters argue it will contribute to global warming.

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Nov. 2, 2019 ~3 min