Over one million tons of coal is due to be extracted along with other minerals.
The site is adjacent to the RSPB bird sanctuary at Fairburn Ings and is a designated site of special scientific and historical interest and outstanding natural beauty.
The coal is to be used at Drax, Eggborough and Ferrybridge power stations. Five years is what it will take, all this for only 14 days coal to keep the above mentioned power stations going.
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