A senior member of Cumbria County Council walked out of a cabinet meeting in protest this morning - and has since quit his post.
Councillor Tim Knowles says that he felt compelled to go as a matter of principle.
His resignation comes a week after the cabinet voted against plans to look for a possible site to bury nuclear waste in the west of the county.
He spoke exclusively to Samantha Parker, and you can watch her full report below.
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Dry & bright for Monday & Tuesday- frosty starts & fog patches slow to clear. Cloudier skies from midweek, milder but more unsettled
The RMT Union is warning more than 2,000 City Link workers will lose their jobs on New Year's Eve. 28 staff are based at the Carlisle depot.
Any overnight mist should lift on Monday morning into good spells of wintry sunshine and patchy cloud. Frosty everywhere. Odd icy patch