The British government has recently released its consultation document which proposes the phasing out of the last 8 coal fired power stations in 2025.The Coal Action Network are among the organisations campaigning for a faster, legally binding phase out. One of the reasons why 2025 is too slow is because of the impacts of coal […]

Let’s stop the diversion of the Arroyo Bruno in La Guajira Colombia. Please sign the petition from local people click here. Hi, my name is Samuel Arregoces. I am a community leader in La Guajira. Today I am asking Colombians and people from all over the world to demand that the Colombian President, Juan Manuel […]

UK Coal Phase Out
November 21, 2016

In November 2015 Amber Rudd, when she was secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, said, “I am pleased to announce that we will be launching a consultation in the spring on when to close all unabated coal-fired power stations. Our consultation will set out proposals to close coal by 2025 – and restrict […]

Ferneybeds opencast plan scrapped
November 21, 2016

Banks mining company has announced that it wont mine 752,000 tonnes of coal from Ferneybeds, in Northumberland. The news is welcomed by local campaigners, who are pleased that they wont be subject to dust coming from the mine, increased HGVs on local roads, noise, light pollution and loss of habitat. The application to mine at […]

#Axedrax demo at power station
October 27, 2016

On October 22 people from across the country gathered at Drax power station to protest against its continual use of coal to produce electricity and its unsustainable burning of wood. Drax was the site of the world’s first climate camp ten years ago, and we wanted to commemorate its impact on local and global climate […]

This week campaign group Stop Cauldhall Opencast has welcomed the news that coal company Hargreaves has withdrawn its application for a ten million tonne opencast mine at Cauldhall Moor near Rosewell. The application was approved in 2013, although work has never started. Stop Cauldhall Opencast has called on Midlothian Council to change the way they […]

Dewley Hill coal mine application
October 17, 2016

Controversial mining company Banks wants to opencast mine for coal at Dewley Hill on the outskirts of Newcastle. The site lies just north of the A69, the nearest concentration of houses is Throckley a village in the 10% of most deprived communities in the country. The next nearest collection of houses are at Darras Hall, […]

Orgreave Conference On Saturday 1st October I attended the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OJTC) Conference to learn more about the struggle of the OTJC, and the other campaign groups represented that day. We heard about the Shrewsbury 24, Rotherham 12, the Beanfield Battle, undercover policing and other examples of police violence and stitch ups, […]

Environmental campaign groups warn that the imminent takeover of the UK’s so far publicly owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) by the Australian Macquarie Group will put an end to its green credentials. Those credentials have already come under doubt as a result of GIB investments in coal and biomass burning Drax power station and in waste […]

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