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Second week of public inquiry focusses on mining giants need for coal

In week two of a five week public inquiry [1], instigated by a small Cumbrian charity backed by global support, the focus is on a mining giants’ evidence of a need for coal. The internationally connected West Cumbria Mining Company (WCM) [2] wants planning permission to operate a new coal mine on the west coast …

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Day 4 at the Public Inquiry “hoose”!

This morning West Cumbria Mining’s QC Gregory Jones QC is cross examining SLACC’s witness, Rebekah Diski of the New Economics Foundation. Then a few more “Interested Parties” will speak, followed by a (probably short) cross examination of Mark Kirkbride (WCM CEO) by SLACC’s Junior Counsel, Rowan Clapp. Follow todays Inquiry , or watch previous days …

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