Britain has its first new deep coal mine in decades - a result of pretending climate change isn't political

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The new mine will take coal from the seabed near St Bees Head
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The new mine will take coal from the seabed near St Bees Head

Rebecca Willis argues the controversial decision to approve a new coal mine in the UK is symptomatic of a wider political failure

The UK is widely seen as a climate leader. Its Climate Change Act, which passed into law ten years ago, is the envy of the world. It has targets for carbon reduction enshrined in law, and recently, the...

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