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Cumbria Coking Coal Mine Faces Legal Challenge

Coal News - Published on Mon, 17 Feb 2020

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Environmental campaigners are launching a judicial review against Cumbria County Council for giving the go ahead to what would be the UK’s only deep coal mine. Campaign group Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole, run by the group Radiation Free Lakeland, has filed the paperwork to launch the judicial review through the solicitors Leigh Day. They are now awaiting the court’s approval for a full hearing.

Located along the coast from Whitehaven, the proposed coal mine was granted cross-party backing in March 2019, which led to protests from climate campaigners. Last month, a report by environmental think tank Green Alliance claimed that the GBP 165 million proposed mine is incompatible with the UK’s aim of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Posted By : Nishith Sharma on Mon, 17 Feb 2020
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