Green light for UK's first new coal mine in 30 years as Cumbria council grants approval

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New mine will be first to open in England for thirty years
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New mine will be first to open in England for thirty years

The mine will be operated by West Cumbria Mining and is expected to extract 2.4 million tonnes annually for use in industry, causing consternation among climate campaigners

Plans to build the UK's first new coal mine in 30 years have been given the green light by Cumbria county councillors, in a hugely controversial decision this afternoon that has provoked consternation...

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