The Cumbria coal mine must go ahead

by | Feb 16, 2021 | Articles, Spiked

The green blob’s attempt to reverse a democratic decision is a disgrace.

When plans for a coal mine were recently given the go-ahead by Cumbria County Council, green campaigners, journalists and quangocrats were outraged. They demanded that MPs, ministers and the prime minister intervene, and overrule the decision. They complained that if the decision is allowed to stand, Britain will be unable to meet its 2050 Net Zero target. And, worse still, Britain will lose credibility at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be hosted in Glasgow later this year, they said. In response to all the green outrage, Cumbria County Council has stated it will be reviewing its decision.

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  1. Tony

    Surely getting coking coal from Cumbria to use in Welsh blast furnaces is a much greener move than importing it from Australia, especially in the immense quantities required for making iron and steel?

  2. Bedebill

    Very true Tony if we don’t do it then other countries steel will get more and more expensive making manufacturing even more improbable in the UK.


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