The tide has certainly turned against opencast coal mining in the UK. Since 2010 the number of active coal mines is down from 31 to just 9 with more expected to stop selling coal soon.1 The only new opencast coal mine expected to be started this year, Field House in County Durham is in troubled […]

May confirms UK coal phase-out
September 18, 2017

Today (18th September 2017) Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will stop using coal for electricity generation by 2025. In a speech delivered in Canada she said, “[W]e have confirmed our joint commitment to supporting the global transition away from a reliance on coal as an energy source. Once again, the UK […]

Bristol Rising Tide Presents: Canaries Shut the Mine Friday 22nd September 7pm £5 Featuring: Solana – Polyrhythmic folk world music. The Globo Collective – psychedelic good vibes fusion. Otherstory Puppetry – Roots of Resistance live animation show celebrating 20 years of environmental direct action with Earth First! Cocktails, local cider from Barley Wood Orchard, snacks […]

Actions against Aberthaw
August 3, 2017

Aberthaw power station has been the dirtiest UK power station, killing 400 people a year with its toxic fumes. Coal Action Network, Bristol Rising Tide, Reclaim the Power and United Valley’s Action Group began a series of actions to close Aberthaw power station in December 2016. This follows work with communities living close to Welsh […]

Biofuelwatch, Coal Action Network and Reclaim the Power present an Energy Symposium Camp of New Hope, Preston New Road 11am – 6pm Sunday July 16th. PR4 3PH Drop in for an hour or come for the day. If you’ve ever been confused by our energy system, the range of unsatisfactory options currently available and how […]

Activists from the UK joined others from across Europe last weekend (24th June) to participate in ‘CODE ROOD’ (Code Red) the first announced mass civil disobedience action for the climate in the Netherlands. Over 350 participants in CODE RED and blocked one of the two coal terminals in the harbour for the day. The terminal […]

Druridge Bay inquiry closes
June 23, 2017

Wednesday 21st June saw the end of a three week public inquiry into the fate of Druridge Bay. Save Druridge, the local opposition group and Friends of the Earth showed why this area’s value is far greater than 3 million tonnes of coal. Local people spoke from their heart of the tranquility of the beaches, […]

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 […]

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