"A new coal mine isn't the way forward"
Sir Keir Starmer makes clear during a visit to Workington that Labour opposes the proposed Woodhouse Colliery in Whitehaven.
Lest there be any confusion, my quoting this does not in any way indicate agreement.
Andy Pratt, Chairman of Copeland Conservatives, commented that
“Copeland Conservatives are 100 per cent supportive of this development. It will bring significant investment into our area, providing well-paid jobs and opportunities both at the mine directly – during construction and operation – and in the supply chain.
“Furthermore, by accessing a homegrown source of coking coal for the steel-making industry, it will reduce our reliance on imported coal and the damaging environmental impact this has.”