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Climate-Change Goals Meet Resistance in U.K.’s Former Coal Country

September 28, 2021, 12:00 pm
Climate-Change Goals Meet Resistance in U.K.’s Former Coal Country
WHITEHAVEN, England—In a weed-strewn field on the edge of this harbor town, Britain’s lofty climate-change ambitions are colliding with economic reality. The last of the U.K.’s deep mines in this area closed in the 1980s and the nation that used coal to power the industrial revolution now uses very little for energy generation. Even this northern town’s mining museum shut its doors.
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