‘Coal Has Had Its Day’: Campaigners Celebrate Rejection of Dewley Hill Mine

Source: Desmog UK


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Campaigners are today celebrating a “changing tide” after plans to extract 800,000 tonnes of coal in the North East were rejected. 

A report for Newcastle City Council found the impact of an opencast mine at Dewley Hill would be “environmentally unacceptable”, prompting councillors to unanimously block the proposal.