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On Tuesday 15th February, Durham County Council (DCC) will decide whether to give UK Coal planning permission to work the Bradley opencast site near Leadgate. The Case Officer recommendation is that Durham County Council should approve the Application. The Durham’s Development Control and Regulatory Board meeting starts at 2.30pm. The local campaign group No Opencast […]

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The Minorca Opencast Protest Group has produced research showing the current and possible future locations for opencast coal mining in England. In all it identifies 23 current sites and 43 potential sites, including sites in Co Durham, Northumberland and Gateshead. The research has been produced to support the arguments for the 500 Metre Buffer Zone […]

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Reposted from Defend Huntington Lane blog: EDIT: 14/10/10 23:36 The current situation remains stable, no eviction notice has been served on the camp as yet. At around 8:30am today police officers and members of the National Eviction Team arrived on Site A to find the tree houses sadly unoccupied. The tree houses have now been […]

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On Tuesday 12th October Midlothian Council voted unanimously to reject Scottish Coal’s application for a 2 million tonne open cast coal mine next to the village of Cousland. Communities Against Airfield Open Cast have staged their hard-fought campaign for over two years now, achieving the best possible outcome, and very successfully convincing the planners to […]

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On Sunday afternoon a beautiful corner of Happendon Wood in the Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire, was occupied to prevent its open casting and subsequent retail/industrial development. The camp will also serve as a base to organise within surrounding communities and to take action against coal infrastructure in Scottish Coal’s heartland. [New site taken! Come on […]

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Reposted from Coal Action Scotland: The on-going battle over open cast coal in the Douglas Valley has had a shocking development, with South Lanarkshire Council issuing each member of the Douglas and Glespin Community Council with legal notices that proceedings against them are to begin at Lanark Sheriff Court over alleged libel claims. This move […]

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Recent developments at the Huntington Lane protest site in Shropshire suggest that UK Coal are gearing up to evict the site. The camp has issued the call out below and encourages anyone who can to support the camp: It’s approaching six months since camp was set up at Huntington Lane open cast coal mine site […]

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Press release from the Minorca Opencast Protest Group (MOPG): The Minorca Opencast Protest Group is today launching a Public Appeal for people to object to UK coal’s plans for an Opencast Mine on the Minorca site as our PR 73 ” A Public Appeal for help to stop a new Opencast Mine Application from succeeding […]