Cumbria Coal Mine Campaign

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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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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