How a major new deep coal mine got its green light

Cumbria County Council has approved a major new deep coal mine that will release an estimated 450 million tonnes of CO2 over its lifetime. James Fair looks at how the council weighed up the economic and climate change implications.

by James Fair
Whitehaven. Photograph: Thomas Nugent/Geograph
Whitehaven. Photograph: Thomas Nugent/Geograph

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