When politics means nothing at all
The decision paves the way for 500 new regional jobs. But it has dismayed environmentalists, who say it will obliterate the UK's image as a climate leader and are preparing to keep fighting it.
The approval comes one year after the UK hosted the COP26 climate talks, when it lobbied other countries to "consign coal to history". More here.
So what is the point of ever saying anything if one year later it does not matter? It consigns everything a government says to pointlessness.