Cumbria Coal Mine Campaign

Objections submitted against West Cumbria Mining Planning Application

Well done to everyone who has submitted objections to the Cumbria Coal Mine application. Some amazingly powerful objections have been put in, and I have only had a chance to look at a few. SLACC’s objection, which I am writing, isn’t in yet, but that’s OK. (have an agreement to be a bit late). People are saying to me, “How …

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Green Alliance authors reject WCM’s rebuttal of original report

In May 2020 West Cumbria Mining resubmitted a planning application for Woodhouse Colliery. The submission contained a statement of response to the Green Alliance report, produced by Professor Rebecca Willis, Professor Mike Berners -Lee, Rosie Watson and Mike Elm. Both the authors and SLACC do not accept the account of that report, or the arguments …

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Low Carbon Steel Production

In 2016, SSAB, LKAB (Europe’s largest iron ore producer) and Vattenfall (one of Europe’s largest energy companies) joined forces to create HYBRIT – an initiative that endeavors to revolutionize steelmaking. Using HYBRIT technology, SSAB aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steelmaking, with fossil-free electricity and hydrogen. The result will be the world’s …

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Cumbria Coal Mine – Latest developments and how to object

Cumbria CC’s Development Control and Regulation Committee has, in effect, withdrawn it’s previous decision to approve the Whitehaven Coal MIne, in order to allow West Cumbria Mining to submit revised proposals which they think will be harder to challenge in the courts.   The deadline for objections is 15 June. SLACC will be submitting a further …

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SLACC Lawyers Write Urgent Legal Letter to CumbriaCC

Richard Buxton Solicitors have written an urgent legal letter to Cumbria County Council on behalf of South Lakes Action on Climate Change, detailing how we believe the granting of planning permission to West Cumbria Mining for the new coal mine at Whitehaven would be unlawful. A full copy of the Letter can be found here, …

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