Dear Ms Brophy,
Re: Application ref 4/17/9007 by West Cumbria Mining Ltd for
Development of an existing surface
mine entrance for a new underground metallurgical coal mine and associated surface development
including: at the former Marchon site (High Road) Whitehaven […] off Mirehouse Road, Pow Beck valley and area from, Marchon Site to St Bees Coast
1. South Lakes Action on Climate Change towards transition (SLACCtt) objects to the above coal mining application because the quantity of greenhouse gases it will release over its projected years of operation would be totally incompatible with the urgent and steep reduction in carbon emissions that climate scientists state we will need to ensure,
in order to have any good chance of meeting the temperature goals of the Paris Climate Agreement that the UK and almost all other nations have signed up to.