There are high-level omissions in all the reporting and I fear that our Government are only too happy for the focus to be myopically on climate rather than the blatant cronyism of the coal mine boss having been appointed to ADVISE the government on nuclear dump plans. How on earth can the forthcoming public inquiry be impartially decided upon by a government minister when the most powerful tier of government, the Dept of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is taking advice from the coal mine boss, Mark Kirkbride? Not only that but the Coal Authority (who are under BEIS) are deferring to the coal boss’s wish not to place the new Coal Authority licence applications in the public domain. Again how on earth can there be a public inquiry in which the public don’t know what the developer has planned?
Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole 28th May 2021 read more »