Saturday, 30 January 2021

Mining a story


(h/t StewGreen)

The BBC's (environmental activist) environment analyst Roger Harrabin often gets accused of behaving like a campaigner, and sometimes it's hard not to see why. 

He certainly not a fan of a new coal mine in Cumbria and has written four separate BBC News website articles about it in just over two weeks:

14 January

Government defends Cumbria coal mine green light

The government’s chief planning officer has defended its recent decision to allow a new coal mine in Cumbria.

19 January

Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'

Britain's climate change leadership is being undercut by a government decision to allow a new coal mine in Cumbria, MPs have warned.

24 January:

Climate change: Six questions about the Cumbria coal controversy

Pressure is growing on the prime minister [sic] to ban a new coal mine in Cumbria.

30 January:

Climate change: Minister rapped for allowing Cumbria coal mine

The government’s climate change advisors have rapped ministers for allowing a new coal mine in Cumbria. 

One thing that made me chuckle is that the line "Environmentalists have reacted with astonishment and disbelief" turns up in the both the latest and the earliest article. Roger is certainly doing his bit for recycling.

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