• Cumbria County Council’s Climate Crime

    Cumbria County Council’s Development Control and Regulation Committee met on 2nd October[1].  Once again they made the wrong decision, based on the priorities of the past, lacking comprehension of the challenges of the future. The evidence put before them was crystal clear – this mine will have a significant harmful ...

  • Cumbria County Council are meeting today

    Cumbria County Council’s Development Control and Regulation Committee are meeting RIGHT NOW to decide on the coal mine. You can watch the meeting online: Follow the links on this page: https://councilportal.cumbria.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=124&MId=10597&Ver=4 ...

  • Last minute objections

    Cumbria County Council’s officers have published their report on the proposed coal mine at Whitehaven, ahead of the planning meeting on Friday October 2nd. Sadly, the recommendation is that the councilors should grant planning permission. There are several conditions attached to the recommendation. Two important ones are: Coal production should ...

  • 20th August Demonstration

    On 20th August XRSL joined with other campaigners to hold a demonstration at New Road Common, Kendal. We were opposing West Cumbria Mining’s plans to extract nearly 3 million tonnes of coal a year (until 2074) from their proposed mine near Whitehaven, Cumbria. After hearing speakers from Ambleside Action ...