The UK government is planning a controversial new coal mine in the north of England, the first to be built in decades. Photo: AFP
The UK government is planning a controversial new coal mine in the north of England, the first to be built in decades. Photo: AFP
Britain

US to examine environmental impact of planned UK coal mine

  • The mine in Cumbria, northern England, is expected to extract nearly 2.8 million tonnes of coal a year for use in steel making, rather than power generation
  • John Kerry, US special envoy on climate, stopped short of criticising the British government’s decision but said he would be seeking information on the mine

The UK government is planning a controversial new coal mine in the north of England, the first to be built in decades. Photo: AFP
The UK government is planning a controversial new coal mine in the north of England, the first to be built in decades. Photo: AFP
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