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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1st day of Public Inquiry “Our house is on fire”!

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 …

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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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Mining giant’s plans under public scrutiny after four year fight by tiny Cumbria charity

After a four year fight by a tiny Cumbrian charity, and unprecedented national and global concern; a four week inquiry [1] starting on Tuesday 7 September sees a mining giant [2] face public scrutiny of its plans for a new coal mine in Cumbria. South Lakes Action on Climate Change (SLACC) will lead [3] on …

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PUBLIC INQUIRY UPDATE

You may have seen reports that West Cumbria Mining’s principal shareholder, the Singapore-based EMR Capital Investment, may drop its support of the project “due to the uncertainty of both the length and outcome of the public inquiry. We have no idea what that would mean for the Public Inquiry, but SLACC’s legal team , our …

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