Last Friday 22nd February the Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole ‘Polar Bear’ highlighted the Beyond Crazy plan to mine for coal under the Irish Sea. A photographer from the Whitehaven News met us at the train station in the town to walk up to the Haig Pit.
Everyone in the town we spoke to was opposed to the mine, some of the comments we heard were: “its a backward step” “its too near Sellafield, too dangerous”. This was all witnessed by the photographer from the Whitehaven News and shows the distance between the truth and the enthusiastic PR we have seen from West Cumbria Mining and those with an unaccountable (?) vested interest in seeing deep mining become ‘a thing’ once again in West Cumbria. We also spoke to folk who live opposite the Haig Pit and their view is : “We don’t want it.”
The Whitehaven News reported
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