Cumbria coal mine: a well-paid job that's bad for the planet

Cumbria is reopening a coal mine. The mine will create at least 500 well-paid jobs, but there is a large environmental impact. Would you take a job at the mine?

Kenny, 21, from Cumbria is facing this decision. He meets James, also 21, an environmental activist, to debate their conflicting opinions.

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Filmed and edited by Ashni Lakhani and Andy Brownstone