Extinction Rebellion seems to be very much in the news just at present. Here in Cumbria we have our own terrifyingly real threat of extinction. Not only is there Sellafield with its deadly collection of nuclear waste – we also have an ongoing planning application for a new coal mine reaching under the sea to within 5 miles of the nightmare nuclear site. West Cumbria Mining have an active planning application with Cumbria County Council to open the first deep coal mine in 30 years. Given the urgent need to cut carbon emissions this is total madness. Given the proximity to Sellafield of mining operations, known to cause earth tremors, the proposal does threaten very real extinction here and now.
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