• Coal Mine Update: Decision delayed during Government collapse

    The ‘dead canaries’ visit the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities on 14/6/22 during a week of protests Since our last update on the planned Whitehaven coal mine: 1st October 2021 was the last day of the public enquiry hearings. The planning inspector said he would submit his report ...

  • Called in, at last

    Well, what a rollercoaster we’ve all been on over the Cumbria coal mine. But news that the Government has finally agreed, albeit kicking and screaming to call it in for a central government decision is very welcome. Its position, suggesting it was a local issue to be determined ...

  • 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 ...