Ashes and Dust
The BBC’s latest Christmas Cracker is to promote the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years like there is no tomorrow.
Yesterday’s Radio 4 PM programme treated listeners to the most highly sweetened, sickening concoction of greenwash promoting a coal mine. The plan for Woodhouse Colliery under the Irish Sea extending over 50 years towards Sellafield seems to be enjoying the most magical of magical thinking.
It is an enigma wrapped up in coal dust. Where is George Monbiot? Where is David Attenborough? Where is the Extreme Energy Network? Where are Extinction Rebellion? Where is Everyone? What is the BBC’s Game?
I was interested to hear the PM broadcast about the proposed first deep coal mine in over 30 years. We heard from the mining developers, the Mayor of Copeland and former miners, all of whom expressed delight with the…
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