Dewley Hill coal mine application
October 17, 2016

Controversial mining company Banks wants to opencast mine for coal at Dewley Hill on the outskirts of Newcastle. The site lies just north of the A69, the nearest concentration of houses is Throckley a village in the 10% of most deprived communities in the country. The next nearest collection of houses are at Darras Hall, […]

Orgreave Conference On Saturday 1st October I attended the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OJTC) Conference to learn more about the struggle of the OTJC, and the other campaign groups represented that day. We heard about the Shrewsbury 24, Rotherham 12, the Beanfield Battle, undercover policing and other examples of police violence and stitch ups, […]

Environmental campaign groups warn that the imminent takeover of the UK’s so far publicly owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) by the Australian Macquarie Group will put an end to its green credentials. Those credentials have already come under doubt as a result of GIB investments in coal and biomass burning Drax power station and in waste […]

Aberthaw is killing us!
October 11, 2016

This story didn’t make the Ceredigion Herald a couple of weeks ago: ‘Hundreds face early death from Aberthaw pollution’ Up to 400 people die prematurely every year because of pollution from Aberthaw power station. That is one of the findings of a new report from Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace which shows that plumes […]

Want to help stop an opencast in the UK? The British site in Torfaen, South Wales should be taken back into public ownership and remediate without the need of opencast mining. The local campaign are asking for letters to support the case for real remediation without coal mining. Please feel free to copy and paste […]

By Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch. 23/09/2016. (Re-published from the Yes to Life, no to mining blog) On 22nd October, activists against coal, against forest destruction for bioenergy, and for climate justice will be protesting outside the UK’s biggest power station: Drax in North Yorkshire. 10 years ago, Drax was the site of the first Climate Camp, a […]

#AxeDrax
September 21, 2016

Come to Drax to protest and celebrate 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 […]

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 […]