UK’s largest open-cast coalmine sits on land owned by Matt Ridley, who argues fossil fuels have ‘economic, environmental and moral benefits’

Protesters have stormed a coalmine on land belonging to Matt Ridley, a prominent climate change sceptic and Conservative member of the House of Lords, chaining themselves to a coal excavator and blockading the entrance.

The group, which call themselves Matt Ridley’s Conscience, raided Lord Ridley’s vast Blagdon family estate in Northumberland, home to England’s largest open-cast coal mine, at dawn on Monday.

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Source: Guardian Environment