Revealed: Report backing carbon border tax authored by coal mine ‘policy adviser’

A widely reported briefing making the case for a carbon border tax on imported goods, including on metallurgical coal, was written by a policy adviser for a company planning to construct the UK’s first new deep coal mine since the 1980s.

by Simon Pickstone
Whitehaven, Cumbria: West Cumbria Mining has won planning permission for a deep coal mining off the coast. Image: Thomas Nugent / Geograph
Whitehaven, Cumbria: West Cumbria Mining has won planning permission for a deep coal mining off the coast. Image: Thomas Nugent / Geograph

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