West Cumbria Mining have submitted a planning application to mine coking coal from Woodhouse Colliery Whitehaven. The mine would produce more than 2.4 million tonnes of coal a year, for 50 years. Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole are opposing the application on the grounds that it is too close to the nuclear infrastructure at […]

— Interim snap shot of the days the Coal Action Network has seen of the public inquiry into Banks Mining’s application to opencast mine at Druridge Bay. — The public inquiry which will decide the future of Druridge Bay in Northumberland is reaching the end of its second week. Bank’s mining has presented its witnesses […]

A contentious land sculpture was brought to life today (30th May) as it joined growing opposition to a new opencast coal mine. To mark the start of a public inquiry into the controversial Highthorn coal mine at Druridge Bay, a group calling themselves “Northumberlandia Speaks” used the power of art to give voice to Northumberlandia, […]

Next Wednesday (31st May) is the first day of a public inquiry which will decide whether 3 million tonnes of coal will be mined from near Druridge Bay in Northumberland. On the day that the inquiry begins there will be a rallies organised by Save Druridge and Friends of the Earth. The inquiry is being […]

Today, we were sentenced to pay £10,000 compensation charges to Miller Argent Ltd, after pleading guilty to aggravated trespass by shutting down Ffos-y-fran coal mine for one day. by Andrea Brock, Chris Field, Rick Felgate, Kim Turner and The Canary (8th May 2017) In the early hours of 21st April 2017, under the banner of […]

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You, familiar… a video poem
April 26, 2017

Artists: Isobel Tarr & Scarlet Hall / Photographers: Natasha Quarmby & Ron F / Words: Scarlet Hall / Production © 2017 We’ll never know who they are Neither will the politicians and energy company executives whose actions cut their lives short. We only know that there are approximately 2,900 of them. Those who lose their […]

On the first day since the industrial revolution in which none of the UK’s energy was generated from coal, I was part of shutting down Ffos-y-fran, the UK’s biggest opencast coal mine. I decided that we have to take action because governments are not responding to the impact of climate change and air pollution. We […]

Drax Plc who operate the biggest biomass power station in the world which is also one of the biggest coal power stations in the UK. It receives a shocking £1.5 million a day in ‘renewable energy’ subsidies paid via a surcharge on electricity bills. On the day of Drax’s AGM (13/04/17) scores of campaigners across […]

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