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Inquiry into the Whitehaven mine, praised by the bishops

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Investigations are underway into plans to build a deep coal mine in the northwestern part of Cumbria. In view of the next UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Glasgow in November, this scene is the center of heated public debate.

Isabella Piro – Vatican City

UK authorities have decided to launch a public inquiry into plans to build a deep coal mine in Whitehaven.

In view of Cope 26

Located in the northwestern part of Cumbria, this field was the center of the first heated public debate in the country for thirty years, as some politicians and experts say it would destroy the British reputation for environmental issues within a year. Key to the UK. In fact, the city of Glasgow will host COP26, the UN conference of parties on climate change, in November. Therefore, in view of the importance of the mining project at the national level, the Government decided to intervene to assess its appropriateness.

The position of the church

The Catholic Church praises the executive election: In a note, Bishop of Lancaster Monsignor Paul Swarbrick “welcomes” the decision, which will have an impact on “the local economy and climate change.” Therefore, the results of the survey will “balance” the two factors and find a balance between “scientific evidence” and local “social and economic development”.

The strangeness of the matter

According to the plans, the Whitehaven mine is expected to produce coal for at least 25 years or until 2045 by extracting it from the Irish seabed. Mostly for industrial export purposes. This means going beyond the 2030s. Considering COP26, which requires the commitment of the entire international community to achieve harmful emissions. Not to forget that the United Kingdom has joined hands with Canada, the co-founder of the global conflict, which proposes to abandon coal altogether.

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