Of course Cumbria’s proposed coal mine is popular locally. The government offers no green alternative

Rebekah Diski writes for OpenDemocracy

Rebekah Diski wrote about the growing controversy surrounding the first new deep coal mine the UK in 30 years, in OpenDemocracy:

In the UK’s industrial heartlands, jobs in high-carbon sectors like energy are relatively well paid, secure and unionised. It’s no surprise these are highly sought-after when the alternative is often low-paid, precarious work in the service sector – much of which has been decimated by the pandemic.”

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