Early in January the Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick said that he wouldn't overrule the December 2020 decision by Cumbria County Council approving the application. He said the issue was best decided at a local level, ignoring the global climate implications. This overlooks the fact that several of the councillors who approved the application said that they did not understand the climate change impacts of the application.
We are keen to push this petition towards 100,000 signatures and to ask the Secretary of State to reconsider his decision. If you've already signed it could you share it with friends, family and in groups to show the opposition to this mine?