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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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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 […]

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New report into Carbon Capture and Storage ‘Is Clean Coal an Act of Faith?’ by Anne Harris is a write up of a talk given to The Sheffield Humanist Society 3rd March 2010. A recording the presentation from the opposition, Terry Fox (TUC Clean Coal Task Force), this talk and contributions from the floor are […]

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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 […]