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Environmental groups have launched a lawsuit against new coal mines planned in Great Britain

Friends of the Earth, an environmental group, has filed a lawsuit against a planned new coal mine in Great Britain.


The essentials in a nutshell

  • The government has given the green light to use coal for steel production.

The organization said on Monday that the idea of ​​opening a new coal mine in the middle of a climate emergency was “unthinkable”. He also argues that coal mining in Cumbria, in the north-west of the country, is counterproductive. GovernmentThe UK must be carbon neutral by 2050.

Friends of the Earth has them Legal action According to its own information, it was already submitted in London on Friday evening. At the same time, environmental organization South Lakes Action on Climate Change said: Legal action Raised against mining in Manchester.

The Government In early December London gave the go-ahead for coal mining plans near the town of Whitehaven in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District National Park. She argues that coal is used to make steel, not electricity. The obligation to phase out coal by 2024 remains unaffected. About 500 jobs are expected to be created in the mine.

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