Prime Minister David Cameron announced earlier today the discovery of 'coal' by a team of geologists in the South Yorkshre area. Coal, or 'black gold' as it has been known to be called, a scarce carbon based resource used to produce energy, which has quite literally fuelled the economies of a number of developed and developing nations, and has the potential to 'transform the British economy in future years' asserted the Premier, speaking to members of the press, hastily assembled in a field near the ancient village of Orgreave this afternoon.
'Despite the assertions of many environmental sceptics, technological advances in the extraction of coal, through a process known as 'mining', mean that this vital fuel resource can be harnessed relatively simply, with minimal impact on the environment' declared the be-Wellington booted PM earlier.
Local politicians and residents were less convinced however. 'Where will it all end?', asked local councillor Arthur Scargill when informed of the news. 'We have worked for years to improve the image of this community and attract new businesses and inhabitants into the area. In one fell swoop, this will destroy the local environment, do untold damage to wildlife and will be a fracking disaster for the local community'.