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British company GCM wants to open a massive open-pit coal mine in Phulbari in the north-west of Bangladesh, displacing up to 220,000 people and threatening the Sundarbans, one of the world’s largest remaining mangrove forests and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Update – Late June 2013 Decision delayed again: The Hoodsclose application now will not be decided in July. The delay this time is all down to UK Coal who have apparently indicated to Northumberland County Council that they have more data to submit. Just 1 week before the target determination date this information still has […]

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High Court Demo Against UK Coal
June 5, 2013

Social Justice and Environmental Campaigners demonstrated at the High Court of Justice, London. Today desperate Coal Company – UK Coal sought to over-rule the community, Durham Council and the Secretary of State’s Inspectors to be allowed to mine over half a million tonnes of coal from rural County Durham. Today was the first of two […]

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UK Coal wont let go
May 16, 2013

Struggling mining company UK Coal are desperate to opencast 556,000 tonnes of coal from Bradley, County Durham. They are taking their application to Judicial Review on 5th June at the London High Court. UK Coal seemed to be going into liquidation voluntarily (according to a report in the Financial Times). Local businesses in the North […]

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Anyone living close to an operational coal site knows that sites are often run differently to the terms agreed at planning. Coal companies have also acted before planning has been granted. Often this can have a serious impact on local people and the environment. For example blasting on sites without consent or removal of more […]

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  Today UK Coal announced it is planning to go into liquidation. UK Coal Operations, part owned by Coalfield Resources, proposes a voluntary liquidation and the handing over of its remaining mines to a new company. UK Coal state that the fire which closed their Daw Mill Colliery, lost the company £260m in coal and […]

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Scottish Coal ask courts to allow them to walk away from opencast sites as Hargreaves directors set up Restoration Trust on Energy Minister’s behalf Coal Action Scotland media release: for immediate use 24th April 2013 Media contact: media@coalactionscotland.org.uk Scottish Coal ask courts to allow them to walk away from opencast sites as Hargreaves directors set […]

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Urgent Letter Needed -Please Help
September 3, 2012

Cowley Residents Action Group are asking concerned people to write to Sheffield Council Planning Department asking them to reject the application for a coal washing plant on the Hesley Wood Tip Site. The planning application is expected to be heard at the beginning of October. RecyCoal have submitted an application to extract 395,000 tonnes from […]

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Earlier today activists from Take Back the Land! visited Lord Home’s mansion in the Douglas Valley and opencasted his garden, hoping to bring the issues closer to home for him. Lord Home owns Mainshill and all of Glentaggart East which is currently being occupied by an action camp. Of course only some of the things […]

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Huntington Lane has just released information that it is currently being evicted by the National Eviction team. People are resisting the eviction and occupying tunnels and a tower. The protest site’s communique reads: The national eviction team came onto site this morning and escorted support crew off and are busily taking down ground structures. Unfortunately […]