County Durham Coal Mine Extension Deemed ‘Environmentally Unacceptable’

Source: Desmog UK


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Activists are celebrating an “incredible” victory after a bid to extend a coal mine in County Durham was finally scrapped.

Plans to dig up an additional 90,000 tonnes of coal from the site of the Bradley opencast mine were branded “environmentally unacceptable” by the council’s planning committee after a five-hour virtual meeting.