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  • Cumbria coal mine: What is the controversy about?

     · Cumbria coal mine: What is the controversy about? Boris Johnson has been warned that a planned coal mine in Cumbria is damaging his reputation, at a time he wants to …

  • A climate catastrophe or a lifeline for one of UK''s poorest …

    Mines, many pointed out, were intrinsically filthy things. Some 8.4 million tons of CO2 will be pumped ... founder of the Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole campaign group. "They are crying out for ...

  • Coal | Industrial History of Cumbria

    A major development in coal mining took place in West Cumberland in 1650 when, to win new tracts of coal, pits were sunk and drifts cut horizontally from the lower grounds to drain the workings. This arrangement was called the pit and adit system. The coal

  • Haematite deposits of Cumbria

    Numerous mines have been worked in west Cumbria, the main centres of operation being Frizington, Cleator Moor and Egremont. The south Cumbrian orefield may also be viewed as two unequal parts. A small number of deposits were worked in the Millom area including, at Hodbarrow Mine (SD 178 785), some of the largest individual orebodies.

  • Cumbria Coal Mine Campaign – SLACC

     · The proposal for a new deep coal mine in West Cumbria will be considered at a Public Inquiry. This is exactly what SLACC wanted to happen, and an excellent outcome of SLACCs Pre Action Protocol letter threatening Jenrick with a Judicial Review. The Public Inquiry is being arranged by the Planning Inspectorate .

  • Cumberland Coalfield

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  • Cumberland Coalfield

    The Cumberland Coalfield is a coalfield in Cumbria, north-west England extends from Whitehaven in the south to Maryport and Aspatria in the north. Geology The following coal seams occur within the Coal Measures Group in this coalfield. Not all seams are

  • Climate change: Six questions about the Cumbria coal …

     · West Cumbria Mining Company The government has been pressured into calling a public inquiry into a proposed new coal mine in Cumbria. The county council at …

  • Petition: Stop the Cumbria Coal Mine!

     · Petition: Stop the Cumbria Coal Mine! At a time when we need to rapidly de-escalate from fossil fuels, Cumbria County Council is set to approve a new coal mine which would last until 2049 – well beyond 2030 when most of our emissions reductions must be ...

  • Cumbria coal mine: What''s happening and why are people …

     · The project is planned for a site near Whitehaven, Cumbria The UK''s first deep coal mine in 30 years is being debated by Cumbria County Council. The council supported plans for the coal mine …

  • Cumbria''s New Coal Mine | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW …

     · There are few sources of coking coal around the world, and forecast suggest that steel demand will continue to grow globally. Currently the UK and Europe import 16.4 Mt of coking coal from the US. It is estimated that the new Cumbria mine will save 20,000 tonnes of CO2 pa in avoided shipping emissions. The new colliery will create around 500 ...

  • Whitehaven Pits, Cumbria

     · Whitehaven Pits, Cumbria. The Whitehaven area of Cumbria was once a major mining centre with numerous coal and metal mines in the surrounding area. The harbour (built by the Lowther family - major local mine owners) was a busy coal port - in addition to being a major centre for ship building and other trades.

  • What is the plan?

    Since 2014, West Cumbria Mining has been developing plans for the creation of an underground metallurgical coal mine, off the coast near Whitehaven in West Cumbria to supply the UK and European steel-making industry, which, in 2019, imported 52 million tonnes of seaborne metallurgical coal from the United States of America, Australia, Russia and Columbia. […]

  • The Cumbria Coal Mine: Why Climate Change Is A Human …

     · The Cumbria Coal Mine: Why Climate Change Is A Human Rights Issue. By Ella Braidwood, Interim Editor 12 Mar 2021. Environment. Campaigners in the town of Kendal protest against plans for a coal mine in west Cumbria. (Credit: Courtesy of Maggie Mason/South Lakes Action on Climate Change) "It''s absurd to say it''s a purely local issue when ...

  • Welcome to West Cumbria Mining

    Since 2014, West Cumbria Mining has been developing plans for the creation of a metallurgical coal mine, known as Woodhouse Colliery, off the coast near Whitehaven in West Cumbria to supply the UK and European steel-making coal market, which currently imports around 45 million tonnes per annum.

  • Cumbria coal mine faces legal challenge | New Civil …

     · Cumbria coal mine faces legal challenge. 06 Feb, 2020 By Jessica Hill. Environmental campaigners are appealing for a judicial review against Cumbria County Council for giving the go ahead to what would be the UK''s only deep coal mine. New Civil Engineer ''s sister-title Local Government Chronicle (LGC) revealed that campaign group Keep ...

  • The curious case of the Cumbrian coal mine: UK decision …

     · Germany and Spain closed their last coal mines in 2018 and most other European nations (even the coal-intensive countries such as Poland) have made hard commitments to rapid phase-outs. Some areas of the press have pointed to the decision as evidence of the negative impacts of Brexit but in fact, British energy policy has always been the preserve of London rather than Brussels.

  • Letter: Deep Coal Mining in the UK

     · Letter: Deep Coal Mining in the UK. 1. Outline. This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the CCC to Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government about the decision not to call in, or review, the recent decision of Cumbria County Council to grant planning permission to a new Cumbrian coal mine. 2.

  • Sal Madge and cumbrian coalfield

    The descendants of Coal Baron Lord Lonsdale (the Lowthers) are still enjoying the wealth from their Cumbrian landholdings. According to North West Business Insider magazine in 2009 The Earl of Lonsdale''s Lakeland Investments, which owns some 72,000 acres of land, is …

  • Cumbria coal mine: What is the controversy about?

     · Boris Johnson has been warned that a planned coal mine in Cumbria is damaging his reputation, at a time he wants to lead the world on climate change. Supporters say the mine …

  • Coal | Industrial History of Cumbria

    The mines stayed in private hands till the industry was nationalised in 1947. A major development in coal mining took place in West Cumberland in 1650 when, to win new tracts of coal, pits were sunk and drifts cut horizontally from the lower grounds to drain the workings.

  • Cumbria coal mine: Public inquiry after government U-turn …

     · Cumbria County Council councillors, who have been assessing the project since 2017, gave it the go-ahead last March - but have since decided to review the …

  • Why the UK should embrace the new West Cumbria coal …

     · Why the UK should embrace the new West Cumbria coal mine. The howls of ecological outrage at the decision by the UK Government not to block plans for the first deep coal mine in 30 years have been loud and long. And in my view, entirely misplaced. Cumbria County Council approved the £165 million West Cumbria Mining Plan back in October.

  • Stop the Cumbria coal mine | Green World

     · Coal from the Cumbria mine will substitute for coal in the US, where mines will reduce production by the same amount. SLACC has argued consistently against all three assumptions, pointing out that the Council''s evidence on technologies for steel …

  • A History of Cumbria and the Lake District | Visit Cumbria

    Coal. Coal mining in West Cumbria dates back to the 13th Century when the monks from St Bees Abbey supervised the opening of coal mines at Arrowthwaite. This long history ended in March 1986, when Haig Pit, Cumbria''s last deep coal mine, finally closed.

  • Stop the Cumbria coal mine | Green World

     · Coal from the Cumbria mine will substitute for coal in the US, where mines will reduce production by the same amount. SLACC has argued consistently against all three assumptions, pointing out that the Council''s evidence on technologies for steel making was poor, much of it outdated, and asked Jenrick to ''call in'' the application due to ...

  • The controversial Cumbria coal mine: unpicking the …

     · The controversial Cumbria coal mine: unpicking the motivations. The news that the government has approved a new coal mine in Whitehaven, Cumbria, seems to contradict the much-celebrated 10-point green plan announced by Boris Johnson last November. Ecological matters have been increasingly prominent on the agendas of worldwide governments across ...

  • Haig Colliery

    Haig Colliery was a coal mine in Whitehaven, Cumbria, in north-west England. The mine was in operation for almost 70 years and produced anthracitic coal which is most useful for coking coal. Situated on the coast, the underground workings of the mine spread westwards out under the Irish Sea and mining was undertaken at over 4 miles (6.4 km ...

  • Woodhouse Colliery

    Woodhouse Colliery is a proposed coal mine near to Whitehaven in Cumbria, England. The proposal is for the first deep coal mine in England since Asfordby pit in 1987. The coal mine has been advertised as bringing jobs to a deprived area but has also come in for criticism by green campaigners. In 2019, Cumbria County Council granted the ...

  • Cumbrian Coking Coal Project | Royal HaskoningDHV

    Cumbrian Coking Coal Project | Royal HaskoningDHV. West Cumbria Mining Limited (WCM) is currently progressing the development of the first new coking coal mine in the UK for over 30 years. With a historic coal mining legacy in the northwest of England, WCM has embarked on a four year programme of investment in order to evaluate the technical ...

  • New Coal Mine in Cumbria, UK

    New Coal Mine in Cumbria, UK 4th November 2019.Plans for the construction of Britain''s first new deep coal mine in 30 years in Cumbria, in the north-west of England, took on new developments last week. The 165 million pound investment near the west …

  • Cumbria coal mine could be ''the last one'' in the UK | …

     · 26 Feb, 2020 By Catherine Kennedy. The proposed £165M Woodhouse colliery in Cumbria could be "the last [coal mine] ever [built] in the UK", according to West Cumbria Mining chief executive Mark Kirkbride. Plans for the coal mine have been called into question amid fears that the facility could hinder the UK''s goal to reach net zero ...

  • The coal mine in Cumbria: why? — Pi Media

     · In the midst of lockdown, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick issued a notice stating he would not overrule Cumbria Council''s decision to approve a planning application for a new coal mine. The mine will produce coking coal for the steel industry rather than thermal coal used in electricity production, but it will still produce 9 million tonnes of CO2 annually (equivalent to the CO2 ...

  • Government allows Cumbrian coal mine to go ahead | …

     · Secretary of State Robert Jenrick''s decision to allow a controversial new coal mine in Cumbria to go ahead hugely undermines UK government claims of global leadership on the climate crisis, says Friends of the Earth. Crucial UN climate talks are taking place in Glasgow later this year, hosted by the UK government.

  • ''Dig coal to save the climate'': the folly of Cumbria''s plans …

     · Decades ago, Cumbria''s west coast was a vibrant industrial centre, with coal mining, chemical plants, steelworks, shipbuilding and nuclear power. Today, all these industries are in decline, or have...

  • 4 A Long History of Coal Iron and Steel in Cumbria

    A LONG HISTORY OF COAL, IRON AND STEEL IN CUMBRIA Coal mining dates back to the 13 century when the Monks at St Bees started to exploit the local coal seams; 7 centuries of mining activity followed on from their lead. In the 1600s, the Lowther family

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