The first morning of the Public Inquiry on the Coal Mine heard powerful opening statements from FOE and SLACC barristers, with compelling planning reasons to refuse the mine, and hints of the climate change evidence which both charities will be presenting over the next few weeks.
Estelle Dehon, appearing for SLACC, also referred to the latest “Rebuttal Statement” from WCM to argue that there is a need for their coal. Newly submitted this morning (!) , their expert on coal admits that they could sell the coal to Japan, and discussed the need for coal in India. Catch up on YouTube .