Whitehaven Coal Mine HEARING POSTPONED

Cumbria County Council (CCC) have postponed the hearing for the proposed coal mine at to Tuesday 19 March

Please click below for online updates of the date of the hearing and any associated protests 

Coal mining has got to be stopped. The carbon emissions from this proposal would be large enough to scupper aims for Cumbria to become carbon neutral by 2030 as part of a hoped-for declaration of a Climate Emergency by Cumbria County Council, and even to meet current climate commitments. They would also equate to thousands of climate deaths [according to calculations by Laurie Michaelis]. Please therefore don’t lose interest: this could be the most important influence we can have regarding climate change in Cumbria for many years.