Coal Action Network
#AxeDrax
September 21, 2016

It’s ten years since the first Camp for Climate Action at Drax power station. There were another four in England, two in Scotland and two in Wales, since 2006 Climate Camp has spread around the world. Join us for a demo and celebration at Drax Power station, 22nd October 2016, 1pm- 5pm. The power station […]

Excellent news today (8th September 2016). Local campaigners heard that the government is going to decide the planning application to mine coal at Highthorn. Local people have been fighting against a 3 million tonne opencast coal mine near the Northumberland coastline for several years. Despite a strong campaign against the coal mine Northumberland County Council […]

Solidarity with Bangladesh
September 5, 2016

Friday, the 26th August 2016 marks a decade since three people were shot dead and two hundred injured on a peaceful demonstration of 80,000 people who marched against plans by Global Coal Resources Management (GCM),who are listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM listings. GCM want to build a massive open cast coal mine in […]

By Richard Solly, London Mining Network Co-ordinator Last month, I represented LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign on a delegation organised by US organisation Witness for Peace to La Guajira in northern Colombia. We went to visit communities and workers affected by the massive opencast Cerrejón coal mine, owned by London-listed companies Anglo American,  BHP […]

Welsh Coal Industry Changes
July 9, 2016

This year there have been a number of changes in relation to coal mining and burning in Wales. Power stations Aberthaw, Wales’ biggest coal fired power station has said it will operate on reduced hours from April 2017. The power station is currently central to a legal case being heard by the Court of Justice […]

Today is a sad day. Highthorn opencast coal mine was approved this afternoon (5th July) by Northumberland County Council despite huge opposition.  If it starts ,the mine could extract 3 million tonnes of coal before 2023. There is thought to be greater quantities of coal in the area than the application has sought permission to […]

Three foreign human rights and environmental campaigners have come together to reject the application by Banks Group to mine at Highthorn, Northumberland. The local campaign, Save Druridge have been doing brilliant work in raising fighting this application. Activists from Colombia, Russia and Indonesia, who are all battling against coal mines in their own countries, have […]

Why we must act to save Druridge
June 20, 2016

This is a guest piece written by one of the people involved in the campaign to Save Druridge. To help the campaign see the end of the article. Save Druridge started almost 3 years ago in a house right next to the picturesque beach of Druridge Bay. To begin with we were just between 6-8 […]

Vladimir Slivyak from Ecodefense spoke with knowledge and depth about the issues affecting communities living next to opencast coal mines in the Kuzbass region of Russia. This is the main part of Russia producing coal for export markets, the UK is the second biggest consumer of Russian coal, after China. Vladimir and Anne Harris, from […]

Open letter to the President of Cerrejón Coal and the Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore (Co-ordinated by the London Mining Network) 7 June 2016 Roberto Junguito, President, Cerrejón Coal Sir John Parker, Chairman, Anglo American Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive, Anglo American Jac Nasser, Chairman, BHP Billiton Andrew Mackenzie, […]

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