A group of experts which advises the UK Government over climate change has urged it to look again at its policy on coal mines after a new deep mine in Cumbria got the go ahead.
A letter from the Climate Change Committee to the Local Government Minister Robert Jenrick MP says the plan gives a "negative impression of the UK's climate priorities" and will increase global emissions.
West Cumbria Mining was given approval for a new deep coal mine near Whitehaven last October by the local council. The development took a major step forward earlier this month when Downing Street decided not to intervene and call plans in for an enquiry.
It's claimed the £165m development would create 500 jobs but it has been criticised by environmental campaigners, whilst MP Tim Farron called the decision "a complete disaster for our children's future".