Welcoming the decision to review the planning permission of a new coal mine in Cumbria, Leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP said:
“The Liberal Democrats have long called for a rethink on plans on for a new coal mine in Cumbria and I am delighted that’s exactly what has happened. Cumbria County Council now need to do the right thing and throw these plans out, or the Prime Minister must intervene to make sure the coal mine is scrapped.
“It’s astonishing that a new coal mine in Britain is even being considered - particularly the year we are hosting the vital COP26 conference.
"If Boris Johnson is serious about climate action he will call on Cumbria county council to scrap the mine.
“The Government needs to transform its attitude to the climate emergency. That is why I have proposed a £150 billion green coronavirus recovery plan, reshaping our economy to protect the future of our country and our planet. This is a once in a lifetime chance to solve the massive crisis we are in, we can’t afford to miss it.”