Coal Action Network

Banks has to mothballed its Rusha opencast coal mine in West Lothian! There will only be one opencast coal mine in Scotland operating. Scotland’s last coal fired power station, Longannet, closed in March 2016. Hunterston coal terminal has been clearing its stockpiles. Campaigners welcome the changes but are fighting for sites to be remediated. The […]

Film, speakers and discussions We know burning coal causes climate change, but what do we know of its human and ecological impacts? “The consequences of coal mining in Russia are terrible. There are environmental and economic disasters happening in mining regions, especially in Kuzbass where the most of coal reserves located. Public health is getting […]

May 6, 2016 By  Mathieu Munsch, PhD student in climate change politics (From Fossil Free Strathclyde‘s website. CAN wanted to write something about the action, but feel like this piece is excellent, deserves wide circulation and covers everything we would have said. Excellent work.) It is 4 am and I can’t sleep. A year ago, […]

Reclaim the Power’s ‘Solidarity Sunday’, focussed on solidarity with the local community living next to the existing mine, Ffos-y-fran and the proposed mine site, Nant Llesg and international struggles against the coal industry. It was the second day of the End Coal Now camp by Reclaim the Power. Campers travelled to Fochriw village hall to […]

HUNDREDS SET UP CAMP AHEAD OF MASS ACTION AT UK’S LARGEST COAL MINE Merthyr Tydfil, Wales – Today hundreds of people set up camp to shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine – Ffos-y-fran – just days before Wales goes to the polls. As a beautiful dawn broke this morning, activists from Wales and […]

Campaigners cautiously welcome of Aberthaw’s reduced hours announcement Local and national anti-opencast coal activists welcome the news that Aberthaw power station is to restrict its operating hours and reduce its consumption of Welsh coal from April 2017. Aberthaw power station is a massive emitter of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and the EU commission has accused the […]

This week saw the AGM of Drax – the UK’s biggest coal fired power station and the biggest biomass power station in the UK and HSBC who fund mining in Colombia and Russia. Protesters from Biofuelwatch were joined by campaigners from Coal Action Network, London Mining Network and others to highlight the human and environmental […]

News

An update from the Hilltop Action Group, who are fighting Provectus’ application to mine in Derbyshire very close to people’s homes. https://hilltopproject.com/2016/04/13/latest-news/ The April DCC Planning Committee Meeting has now passed and the Hilltop application was not dealt with. As the application should be dealt with within 16 weeks, the next meeting on Monday 9 May 2016 seems the […]

A new report from Friends of the Earth Cymru outlines exactly why we need to close Aberthaw power station. Download it from here. Key points include: Aberthaw is the third-largest point source of toxic nitrogen oxides in Europe. Nitrogen oxides are a group of toxic gases that are harmful to ecosystems and human health. Aberthaw […]

“We welcome the closure of three UK coal power stations” Three coal power stations are to close by the end of the month. A move welcomed by campaigners fighting opencast coal mines in the UK and against climate change. Longannet is Scotland’s last coal fired power station. This power station has been responsible for one […]

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