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 […]

Welsh Coal Industry Changes
July 9, 2016

This year there have been a number of changes in relation to coal mining and burning in Wales. Power stations Aberthaw, Wales’ biggest coal fired power station has said it will operate on reduced hours from April 2017. The power station is currently central to a legal case being heard by the Court of Justice […]

May 6, 2016 By  Mathieu Munsch, PhD student in climate change politics (From Fossil Free Strathclyde‘s website. CAN wanted to write something about the action, but feel like this piece is excellent, deserves wide circulation and covers everything we would have said. Excellent work.) It is 4 am and I can’t sleep. A year ago, […]

HUNDREDS SET UP CAMP AHEAD OF MASS ACTION AT UK’S LARGEST COAL MINE Merthyr Tydfil, Wales – Today hundreds of people set up camp to shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine – Ffos-y-fran – just days before Wales goes to the polls. As a beautiful dawn broke this morning, activists from Wales and […]

A new report from Friends of the Earth Cymru outlines exactly why we need to close Aberthaw power station. Download it from here. Key points include: Aberthaw is the third-largest point source of toxic nitrogen oxides in Europe. Nitrogen oxides are a group of toxic gases that are harmful to ecosystems and human health. Aberthaw […]

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The decision on Miller Argent’s application to mine coal from Nant Llesg, Rhymney Valley, near Merthyr Tydfil is to be made on the 24th June 2015. The company already operates the nearby and highly controversial Ffos-y-Fran mine. Not sure what the impacts for local people living in the shadow of mines is? Check out Alyson’s […]

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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 […]