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Comment deadline is July 10th.

For more info: https://keepcumbriancoalinthehole.wordpress.com

Donald Anthony Carroll is listed as a Company Director/Advisor for WEST CUMBRIA MINING (HOLDINGS) LIMITED and WEST CUMBRIA MINING LIMITED. He is actually “hiding” “Down Under” because his country of residence is Australia and his Nationality is Australian.

However, that puts both him and the Investment Director Richard Anthony Crookes of EMR Capital, another Australian, almost as far away from Cumbria as one can be.

And if one heeds a retired coal miner from the area, that may be the safest place to be:
Ah, the methane…… Should be interesting when they hit virgin Main or Bannock under the seal of the sea floor, will have to get a seat up on the cliffs (“clogs” Re: West Cumbria Mining”, June 11, 2014) Read the entire comment here: http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/forum/read.php?4,58237,58245#msg-58245

And, the proposed mining is near Sellafield Nuclear Site, probably the most dangerous in the world due to the concentration of plutonium and other nuclear waste in a small area.

West Cumbrian coal mines are notorious for their methane. Even for surface projects, in the region, risk of gas and surface seepage of water due to interconnections of old mining works must be accounted for, it seems: http://planning.allerdale.gov.uk/portal/servlets/AttachmentShowServlet?ImageName=65033

So, “Down Under” in Oz is probably the safest place to be in the event of a worst case scenario. Given that most of the coal is for export, this raises the question of if the UK is a colony of Australia now? Interestingly, much of the original coal mined in Cumbria was actually exported to Ireland.

Another comment from “clogs” Re: West Cumbria Mining on August 10, 2014 points out that they already had what West Cumbria Mining calls “modern” mining techniques many decades ago and mentions that West Cumbria Mining is brushing aside concerns about methane saying that “modern ventilation” will solve it (along with “modern” mining). They have claimed that a structural fault running 500 m offshore “which Haig never got through” was no problem. He further notes that the information on faulting seems to come from “the search for a nuclear waste dump… the only annotation on the map of the area of interest – no pits named, workings shown incompletely – other than towns and villages is “Sellafield Works“. Read the entire comment here: http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/forum/read.php?4,58237,58738#msg-58738

Related: https://keepcumbriancoalinthehole.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/yesterday-at-the-west-cumbria-mining-open-day/

The discussion on the forum makes for a worthwhile read. Discussion includes suggestion that this proposal is a back door means for introducing CBM (coal bed methane extraction) and that when the company was named Riverside they were after the CBM. http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/forum/read.php?4,58237,58738#msg-58738 Or simply to fleece investors? (See Caiman comment and EMR Capital II is registerd in the Cayman Islands!)

See too: http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk

Information from the UK government:
WEST CUMBRIA MINING (HOLDINGS) LIMITED
Company number 07143398

* Company 
Overviewfor WEST CUMBRIA MINING (HOLDINGS) LIMITED (07143398)
* https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07143398


* Filing historyfor WEST CUMBRIA MINING (HOLDINGS) LIMITED (07143398)
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07143398/filing-history

* Peoplefor WEST CUMBRIA MINING (HOLDINGS) LIMITED (07143398)
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07143398/officers


* Officers
* Persons with significant control
* https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07143398/persons-with-significant-control
6 current officers
CARROLL, Donald Anthony
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/pLxjIHkJ5qj72sEuKYVwqSUj7b4/appointments
Belgrave House, 39 – 43 Monument Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8RN
Role ACTIVE
Director
Date of birth
August 1951
Appointed on
5 May 2015
Nationality
Australian
Country of residence
Australia
Occupation
Company Director/Advisor

COOK, James William
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/b6dq8kdgucZzL0hpgnMLJLHoVpY/appointments
Correspondence address
Belgrave House, 39 – 43 Monument Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8RN
Role ACTIVE
Director
Date of birth
February 1945
Appointed on
19 April 2014
Nationality
British
Country of residence
Uk
Occupation
Chartered Accountant

CROOKES, Richard Anthony, Mrr
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/X4SDywZW7oUm2eETeWoYPdGRbig/appointments
Correspondence address
Belgrave House, 39 – 43 Monument Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8RN
Role ACTIVE
Director
Date of birth
December 1963
Appointed on
5 June 2014
Nationality
Australian
Country of residence
Australia
Occupation
Investment Director

HARRISON, John Michael
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/55OfbhgFtHDGF-kuFOAjy5BnQC0/appointments
Correspondence address
Belgrave House, 39 – 43 Monument Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8RN
Role ACTIVE
Director
Date of birth
June 1948
Appointed on
5 June 2014
Nationality
British
Country of residence
United Kingdom
Occupation
Financier

KIRKBRIDE, Mark Albert
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/076TGR2F4YhMFETIKYsLmVMnsHY/appointments
Correspondence address
Belgrave House, 39 – 43 Monument Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8RN
Role ACTIVE
Director
Date of birth
May 1970
Appointed on
19 April 2014
Nationality
British
Country of residence
England
Occupation
Chief Executive

ROUND, Richard Calvin
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/kVJk0VaQM3U1sjdeeh6cA03F33c/appointments
Correspondence address
Belgrave House, 39 – 43 Monument Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8RN
Role ACTIVE
Director
Date of birth
April 1958
Appointed on
20 April 2016
Nationality
British
Country of residence
Scotland
Occupation
Director
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/pLxjIHkJ5qj72sEuKYVwqSUj7b4/appointments

WEST CUMBRIA MINING LIMITED
Company number 07144109″
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07144109/officers

They have obtained money from EMR capitalresources:

EMR Fund 2 registered in the Cayman Islands: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1673229/000160482516000004/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml

Company Overview of EMR Capital Resources Fund 1, LP
https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=225233413

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/emr-capital-on-prowl-after-raising-11bn-for-new-fund/news-story/f0b70d11de1ebe810eb99f4cff2a7f1f