Coal mining is an industry in decline, but councillors in Cumbria have just voted unanimously in favour of a new deep pit coal mine. In a region hard-hit by austerity, the jobs offered by West Cumbria Mining won over the council, who put environmental concerns to one side. We spoke to campaigners from the region about the decision.

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