Climate Change Committee wades into Cumbrian coal mine row

James Murray
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Climate Change Committee wades into Cumbrian coal mine row

Letter to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick warns new mine would raise UK emissions and could find it has no domestic market for its coal from 2035 onwards

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has entered the row over the government's failure to review planning approval for a new coal mine in Cumbria, warning Ministers that the project would increase UK emissions...

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