Government 'failing to show leadership' over plans for new coal mines Some residents in Northumberland are against plans to open a new site near Druridge Bay, which has a rich history of coal mining.

Some residents in Northumberland are against plans to open a new site near Druridge Bay, which has a rich history of coal mining.

Environmentalists and scientists have told Sky News that the government is failing to show leadership over the opening of new coal mines.

Coal is one of the most carbon intensive fossil fuels you can burn.

But even after declaring a climate emergency, the government has no policy on how much coal should be extracted in the UK and whether new mines should be allowed to open.

We have been examining a long-standing application to open a new mine within a kilometre of the dunes...
source: The Sky News

2020-02-21 23:14
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