There is no good reason why any Government should consider helping a coal miner to make a profit. Such actions are a form of corporate welfare where the people end up paying for a few to make a profit. It’s wealth distribution in favour of the rich.
Nor should we even be thinking about adding to the environmental problems we already have. Let’s face it, miners are not exactly friends of the earth.
But the biggest reason, if the ones above aren’t enough is simply coal is not the cheapest way of making electricity. Not even close. This mine proposal is a scam, one that continues the capitalist tradition of exploitation of people and the planet. We don’t need any Trumps, we just need some sensible decision making which doesn’t play to the rich and powerful.
See solar is cheapest.