Coal mine developer takes legal action against Cumbria County Council

The council decided to reconsider the planning application of the first deep coal mine in the UK for 30 years

First new coal mine in England for 30 years granted planning approval

The firm behind the project will extract and process around 2.7 million tonnes of metallurgical coal every year to supply it to the steel industry

Coal mine
US coal exports reach five-year high in 2018

They have risen since 2016 as international prices have made it more economic for US producers to sell the fuel source overseas