Today, we were sentenced to pay £10,000 compensation charges to Miller Argent Ltd, after pleading guilty to aggravated trespass by shutting down Ffos-y-fran coal mine for one day. by Andrea Brock, Chris Field, Rick Felgate, Kim Turner and The Canary (8th May 2017) In the early hours of 21st April 2017, under the banner of […]

On the first day since the industrial revolution in which none of the UK’s energy was generated from coal, I was part of shutting down Ffos-y-fran, the UK’s biggest opencast coal mine. I decided that we have to take action because governments are not responding to the impact of climate change and air pollution. We […]

Reprinted from www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/guy-shrubsole/as-wales-rejects-opencast-mine-is-end-of-coal-nigh   Guy Shrubsole 6 August 2015 Yesterday, something extraordinary happened: a council in South Wales, the birthplace of the fossil fuel age, defied the coal industry and said no to an opencast coal mine. Wales kickstarted the industrial revolution with coal from the valleys around Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. But yesterday councillors for […]

TOMORROW- WE NEED A SHOW OF UNITY AND COMMUNITY TOMORROW. PLEASE GET TO TY PENALLTA FOR 3.30pm (from United Valleys Action Group) Ty Penallta. Tredomen Park. Ystrad Mynach. CF82 7PG Come to the rally against proposed mine at Nant Llesg next to the enormous Ffos-y-fran opencast. Coal company Miller Argent is applying pressure to the […]

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A great result for all those who have campaigned over the months and years against another enormous opencast adjacent to the controversial Ffos-y-Fran site. Today’s planning hearing for Miller Argent’s proposal to mine 6 million tonnes from the Nant Llesg site gave the best possible result. The councillors voted unanimously against the proposal and the […]