Representatives of fifty three groups from twenty three countries who are opposing coal mining and working for climate justice have signed an open letter against UK opencast coal mining. The letter, addressed to the Planning Inspectorate and Derbyshire County Council, asks for two opencast coal mine applications to be refused, as “English law enables applications to be refused on the basis that it is not in the local, national or international interest to approve development, as is the situation in these cases.” To see the full media release, click here.
Open letter to Derbyshire County Council and The Planning Inspectorate.
Dear Decision Makers,
The organisations signing this letter are writing to request the rejection of the applications to construct opencast coal mines at Hilltop Farm, Clay Cross, Derbyshire and at Field House, West Rainton, Co. Durham. We stand with members of the community, living in the shadow of these applications, to oppose them.
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