Cumbria Coal Mine Campaign

Slacc says Michael Gove must listen to continued concern over new coalfield plans

South Lakes Action on Climate Change (SLACC) is reminding Michael Gove MP, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities of the strong public concern regarding the proposed Cumbria coalmine. This comes as Gove last week received the recommendations of the Planning Inspectorate which held a public inquiry into the opening of the …

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Hand in of petition

Charity says government must listen to continued concern over new coalmine plans South Lakes Action on Climate Change (SLACC) says a petition [1] of 285,754 names, handed into the government on Tuesday 15th March, demonstrates continued and increasing concern over plans for a new coalmine for Cumbria. And that the government must listen. The petition was …

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Court of Appeal judgement strengthens case against Coal Mine

On Friday 4th March South Lakes Action on Climate Change (SLACC), sent fresh legal submissions to the Planning Inspector, Stephen Normington, about the implications of a recent Court of Appeal judgement about greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel extraction. Cumbria County Council had said that emissions from the USE of the coal (in steel making) …

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Key achievements emerging from the SLACC case at the Public Enquiry

Despite being a very small charity, SLACC connected with a number of academics and experts on climate change, and with FILE’s help, engaged a first-class legal team to challenge the case for the mine put forward by West Cumbria Mining (WCM). Our expert witnesses, and the witnesses Friends of the Earth (FOE) used to address …

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