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Posted: 05/02/2020 19:44:01
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There was an interesting feature on the upcoming Woodhouse Colliery on Channel 4 News just now - focusing mostly on the claim that the site will be 'carbon neutral'. It should pop up on this page at some point soon I guess:

https://www.channel4.com/news/uk
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Posted: 05/02/2020 20:28:25
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https://www.channel4.com/news/council-approves-plans-to-build-first-deep-coal-mine-for-30-years IP: 81.174.241.13
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Posted: 05/02/2020 20:29:40
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Slightly worryingly no one from the local authority or the company was willing to explain what was meant by the claim of "carbon neutral".

Equally worrying was C4's clip of Boris Johnson talking about not supporting thermal coal development and suggesting it demonstrated hypocrisy on the part of the Government to support the Woodhouse project when that proposes to produce metallurgical coal.

Confused Confused Well someone might be!!

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Posted: 05/02/2020 20:52:32
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There's a little bit on this page, although I don't remember tree-planting being offered as an option in the C4N report:

https://www.westcumbriamining.com/will-mean-west-cumbria/wcm-sustainability-fund/

There was an interesting philosophical moment when the suggestion was made that the mining will be carbon neutral, but not necessarily the burning of the coal.
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Posted: 06/02/2020 01:08:43
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Do the Govt want to make us all 'Carbon neutral' ? As when we breathe out we emit Carbon Dioxide ! We we be neutralised to save the planet ? Sad

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Posted: 06/02/2020 08:35:25
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pwhole wrote:



There was an interesting philosophical moment when the suggestion was made that the mining will be carbon neutral, but not necessarily the burning of the coal.


I have a business idea to open a chain of carbon neutral petrol stations.......
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