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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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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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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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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 […]

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On 26th April freight trains filled with coal dug from the Ffos-y-Fran open cast coal mine were stopped in their tracks by a determined group of campaigners. Here’s their action report: A group of individuals who met through the Rising Tide network and were inspired to take direct action against the route causes of climate […]

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How many websites does eon have?
December 21, 2008

Now eon may be unpopular. But this is starting to get ridiculous. If we look just at websites specifically targeting eon and KIngsnorth coal plant then we have: No New Coal–A website dedicated to Kingsnorth and full of a broad range of content from the likes of James Hansen to Stop Climate Chaos and the […]

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The Caravan is Back
December 18, 2008

For the Camp for Climate Action a climate caravan was sent into action brining fun and education with it. Now, modified for broader appeal it is back as the Coal Caravan. Details on the last meeting about this can be found here: meeting16dec08. The fabulous climate caravan lives on.  This time we will be the […]

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At 6am on the 15th of December thirty campaigners from Coal Action Scotland together with local residents peacefully blockaded the entrance to the Scottish Coal-operated Ravenstruther coal rail terminal in South Lanarkshire. Scotland’s CO2 emissions are increasing significantly. Because of the burning of coal it will be impossible for Scotland to meet its 80% target […]

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EON Face Off begins with 72Hrs of Action
December 15, 2008

Coal is a big part of British history and but with our new understanding of climate change we know it cant play a role in our future. Not only does coal power make achiving the govornments climate change goals an impossiblity, it also badly undermines the UK’s credebility at international negotiations.