"This boils down to a simple question: should we pay our own people to get their hands dirty or pay another country to do the work? Do we choose pragmatism or piety?
In Whitehaven, they don't want virtuous self-flagellation. They want jobs."
(Robert Hardman, conclusion of an excellent article which you can read in full here which nominates Whitehaven as "Britain's only NIMBY-free zone" and explains why the vast majority of people in the town not just support the West Cumbria Mining proposal but, on environmental grounds, are right to do so.)