'Not environmentally acceptable': Druridge Bay coal mine plans rejected for second time

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Campaigners warned that the mine would hurt local landscapes, including nearby Druridge Bay | Credit: Newcastle University
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Campaigners warned that the mine would hurt local landscapes, including nearby Druridge Bay | Credit: Newcastle University

In a decision hailed by campaigners as a hugely significant climate milestone for the UK, the government has again blocked plans for a controversial open cast coal mine in England's North East

In yet another blow to the UK's dwindling coal industry, controversial plans for an open cast coal mine in Northumberland have been thrown out by the government following a near five-year battle from environmental...

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