Cumbria coal mine: What is the controversy about?

The firm says the mine will create 500 jobs, but sceptics think that’s exaggerated. Unemployment in the area is less than the national average, but the mine has been championed by local MP Trudy Harrison, who is the prime minister’s parliamentary private secretary. She won’t discuss the mine with the BBC.

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