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Coal mine decision a massive kick in the teeth in the fight to tackle climate change - MP

November 2, 2019 11:33 AM

Commenting on the reports this evening that the Government have given the go-ahead to a new coal mine in West Cumbria, Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron said:

"The Government's decision to approve a new coal mine in Cumbria is a massive kick in the teeth in the fight to tackle climate change.

"Cumbria has so many renewable resources to provide energy - water, wind and solar - and we should most definitely not be taking the backwards step of opening a new coal mine.

"I am very clear that fossil fuels should stay in the ground and that we should invest fully in zero carbon energy instead and lower carbon methods of producing steel."