Coal Action Network

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 […]


An update from the Hilltop Action Group, who are fighting Provectus’ application to mine in Derbyshire very close to people’s homes. 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 […]

We plan to gather in the city of London, at 11 am on Wed April 20th. Together we can #AxeDrax – please join us in a lively protest outside the annual Drax shareholder AGM. Let’s gather in solidarity and demand cleaner, greener energy generation systems. Drax represents antiquated, out-dated, energy generation – so the biomassive […]

[Copied from a Hilltop Action Group email] Site Notices have now been put up on telegraph poles around the proposed site and letters sent to residents living nearest to the site boundary giving details of the consultation period. The notices state that representations should be submitted by 4 March 2016. However, we understand that all […]

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