Hoodsclose coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Hoodsclose coal mine is located near Ebchester in Northumberland. The proposed mine is being promoted by UK Coal.

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UK Coal is proposing to mine approximately 2 million tonnes of coal. After stating that "it is often overlooked that coal is vital in the production of steel", UK Coal claims that "a significant", but it does not specify how much, "amount of this high quality “coking” coal. If the go ahead is received to our proposed development of the site, then it could be indigenous coal that will continue the re-establishment of the British steel industry, vital to our economic recovery."[1]

Citizens Groups campaigning against the mine

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  1. UK Coal, "Hoodsclose – High Quality Coal to Fuel Our Rejuvenated Steel Industry", UK Coal website, accessed October 2012.

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