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West Cumbria Mining provides project update

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World Coal,

West Cumbria Mining has announced that a final decision on Woodhouse Colliery, taken by the Secretary of State, Michael Gove, should be made by 7 July 2022.

The company hopes for a decision where the government supports its project to build the world’s first net-zero mine in order to supply a new domestic source of metallurgical coal for Britain and Europe’s steelmakers.

The project will also directly and indirectly create and support thousands of jobs in West Cumbria. Until recently, Russia was supplying almost half of all Britain’s steelmaking coal, alongside other long distance imports. A decision to support the WCM project will help slash the need to import foreign coal, deliver the levelling-up agenda for Cumbria and support Britain’s steelmakers with a new local and reliable critical raw material.

Considerable community support has included local people, MPs, local government leaders, councillors, business leaders and many other interested parties. This support has been, and remains, important in reinforcing the company’s commitment and determination to deliver the Woodhouse Colliery project for the benefit of West Cumbria and the UK.

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