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Woodhouse Colliery could be UK's last coal mine

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Whitehaven's proposed £165M Woodhouse colliery could be “the last coal mine ever built in the UK”, according to West Cumbria Mining chief executive Mark Kirkbride in lecture given at the British Tunnelling Society. 

Kirkbride said:

“If you asked me to get planning for another one, I would say it would be impossible right now unless something significantly changed. 

“When we applied for planning it was a different set of planning rules. Now if you were to submit planning you’d have to try and do whole life greenhouse gas assessments. 

“The analogy I use is if you build a car factory you look at what the greenhouse impact is of the factory, what you don’t have to do is the life cycle emissions from the cars that you make. That doesn’t apply to the natural resources.

“People think we can determine how much CO2 for the life of the coal we’re producing. The challenge is that populist noise would make it impossible to get it past a planning committee.”

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