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Whitehaven Closes Sunnyside Coal Mine

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Barrow MP backs controversial coal mine planned near

BARROW MP Simon Fell has revealed his position on the controversial new coal mine planned for West Cumbria. Mr Fell told The Mail this week that he 'broadly supports' the planned mine at Whitehaven, in Trudy Harrison's Copeland constituency. However, Mr

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Planning Application Update

West Cumbria Mining (WCM) submitted a planning application in May 2017 for the development of a new metallurgical coal mine and associated infrastructure including rail loading facility near Whitehaven. The application was determined at Committee on 19th March 2019, with the decision ratified by Committee on 31st October 2019. Since then, WCM has undertaken a []

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Whitehaven Coal

Whitehaven Coal is a publicly listed company who operate 5 open cut (Canyon (formerly Whitehaven), Tarrawonga, Werris Creek, Rocglen (formerly Belmont) and Sunnyside) and 1 underground (Narrabri). Whitehave Coal are constructing the Maules Creek Coal Mine in the Leard State Forest .

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Poll: Cumbria coal mine

16/2/2021The proposed mine, Woodhouse Colliery near Whitehaven in Cumbria, would – if built – be UK's first new deep coal mine in 30 years. However, whilst Cumbria County Council granted planning permission for the facility back in October 2020, the plans have now been thrown into doubt, and the council is reconsidering the proposal after reviewing fresh

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Winchester South Project – Whitehaven Coal

The Project is subject to the Queensland Government's comprehensive mine approvals process. If approved it will involve the construction of a new open-cut coal mine in an established coal basin, a coal processing plant and a rail loop to connect with the existing Bowen Basin coal

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Anneliese Dodds enters Whitehaven coal mine debate

18/2/2021More should be done to support sustainable energy options in West Cumbria. That was the view of Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds, as she spoke out about the controversial new coking coal mine proposed for Whitehaven. The mine would bring an estimated 500 jobs to the area, but Cumbria County Council

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Cumbria County Council to reconsider controversial coal

9/2/2021Cumbria County Council has said it will reconsider the planning application for a new coal mine near Whitehaven, which has prompted widespread criticism. Government ministers had declined to intervene in the go-ahead for the mine on the basis it was a local decision, but environmental campaigners have warned it undermines UK efforts to tackle climate change.

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Who is West Cumbria Mining?

West Cumbria Mining Ltd (WCM) is a privately owned UK company focussed on producing high quality metallurgical coal, mined near Whitehaven in West Cumbria, to supply the steel industry at home and in Europe. WCM holds a series of licences which collectively cover an area of approximately 200 km2 off the coast at Whitehaven. Based []

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Here's why the UK is planning a new coal mine, yes really

10/2/2021Plans for the UK's first deep coal mine in 30 years are at the heart of a fierce disagreement between a local authority and climate crisis campaigners. Last October, Cumbria County Council approved plans for Woodhouse Colliery, near Whitehaven on the Cumbria coast. Scientists and activists slammed

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Government facing pressure after Whitehaven coal mine

23/1/2021There is a slight tension between Government climate policy and the approval of a new coal mine, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has admitted. But he defended the decision by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick not to challenge a planning application for a new coal mine in Whitehaven, which will be used to extract coking coal for steel production.

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Cumbria County Council to reconsider West Cumbria coal

9/2/2021CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new coal mine in West Cumbria have been put on hold. Cumbria County Council has announced it will reconsider the plans in light of new information. A spokesman for the county council said: After the receipt and consideration of new information, Cumbria County Council's

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Britain to reconsider controversial coal mine project

10/2/2021British authorities announced Tuesday that they will review plans for a controversial new deep coal mine in northwest England to assess its environmental impact more accurately. The coastal project, whose developer is Australian-owned West Cumbria Mining, would be located near the town of Whitehaven and supply European and UK steelmakers with metallurgical coal.

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Cumbria coal mine: Government won't block UK's first

Despite pressure from green groups, the UK Government has said it will not intervene in Cumbria County Council's decision to approve a deep coal mine in Whitehaven - the first facility of its kind to gain planning approval in 30 years.

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Cumbria coal mine: Government won't block UK's first

Despite pressure from green groups, the UK Government has said it will not intervene in Cumbria County Council's decision to approve a deep coal mine in Whitehaven - the first facility of its kind to gain planning approval in 30 years.

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Cabinet ministers clash over decision for coal mine in

27/1/2021COP26 president Alok Sharma and communities secretary Robert Jenrick are said to have clashed over Mr Jenrick's decision to approve a new coal mine in West Cumbria. The proposed 165m scheme, at Whitehaven in Cumbria, was originally approved by Cumbria County Council in October. The government

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Britain to reconsider controversial coal mine project

10/2/2021British authorities announced Tuesday that they will review plans for a controversial new deep coal mine in northwest England to assess its environmental impact more accurately. The coastal project, whose developer is Australian-owned West Cumbria Mining, would be located near the town of Whitehaven and supply European and UK steelmakers with metallurgical coal.

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Planning Application Update

West Cumbria Mining (WCM) submitted a planning application in May 2017 for the development of a new metallurgical coal mine and associated infrastructure including rail loading facility near Whitehaven. The application was determined at Committee on 19th March 2019, with the decision ratified by Committee on 31st October 2019. Since then, WCM has undertaken a []

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Planned new UK coal mine reignites jobs vs. climate row –

12/2/2021"Opening a new coal mine does not mean that other coal mines will close, it simply means that there will be more coal dug up looking for markets, and the markets will expand to accommodate it." For Whitehaven, the rebirth of the coal industry is being seen by many as a potential renaissance rather than a herald of a climate apocalypse.

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Whitehaven Coal

Existing Coal mines Whitehaven currently operates four open cut mines in the region: Rocglen mine Sunnyside mine Tarrawonga mine Werris Creek mine New mines Whitehaven also Infrastructure Whitehaven has an 11% interest in the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) which is currently constructing a new coal export terminal at the Port of Newcastle.

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Kwasi Kwarteng admits 'tension' between UK's new coal

BEIS Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has admitted that the Government's decision not to intervene with the planning process for a new coal mine in Cumbria is at odds with its domestic climate targets and the messages it wants to send as COP26 host.

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Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC) Share Price, News

Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC) is Australia's largest independent coal producer and the leading coal producer in North West New South Wales. Whitehaven Coal currently operates six mines in North West NSW; five open cut mines at Maules Creek, Tarrawonga, Rocglen, Werris Creek and Sunnyside and one underground mine at Narrabri.

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Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC) Share Price, News

Whitehaven Coal (ASX:WHC) is Australia's largest independent coal producer and the leading coal producer in North West New South Wales. Whitehaven Coal currently operates six mines in North West NSW; five open cut mines at Maules Creek, Tarrawonga, Rocglen, Werris Creek and Sunnyside and one underground mine at Narrabri.

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