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On Wednesday (3/6/15) it was announced that UK Coal’s application to mine 520,561 tonnes of coal from a site called Bradley, was approved. The site is currently agricultural land in Leadgate, Durham. This is a highly contested site with really strong and well orchestrated opposition from local people. Why is this a bad decision? The […]

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Over a thousand vocal Fuleni residents gathered at Ntuthunga 2… Sunday, 17 May 2015… for a meeting called by Ibutho Coal to present information about the EIA [Environmental Impact Assessment] report. Ibutho Coal’s application for an open cast mine that threatens the world famous iMfolozi wilderness area, in South Africa, which is 40 meters from […]

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Dodgy Dealings of UK Coal
March 24, 2015

Should we trust a company which fights for planning application appeals after going into administration and when forced to sell it’s opencast mines, does so to a company which is essentially the same beast? In November 2014 the four UK Coal Surface Mining Ltd (part of the UK Coal Production Ltd) opencast mines were sold […]

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Mine Threat Removed
February 26, 2015

Earlier this month Coal Action Network group, CAGOO heard that UK Coal are no longer pursuing their application to mine at Great Oak near Newcastle under Lyme. The site was controversial, like all of the other opencast sites, because no one wants to live next to an opencast coal mine. Additionally, in this case there […]

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Druridge Scoping Report
January 8, 2015

Mining company Banks have released their scoping report for the site they call Highthorn, at Widdrington, Northumberland. The site lies between the village and the beach close to Druridge Bay. The scoping report includes changes in their plans. These changes include the time between the proposed start of operations in 2016 to the completion of […]

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The final week of the Bradley opencast saw a damning presentation from a local farmer, which disarmed the coal company. The ecologists view of the site was countered by excellent knowledge of local residents who know the site. The bitter disagreement about whether there are bell pits on the site continued and the transport expert […]

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This week saw many more powerful contributions from the local community. On the evening session more than 55 residents and concerned parties came to watch and support PVN. Presentations were of high quality and too numerous to be listed. Dr. Harbinson explained the damage which would be done to the vulnerable, re-introduced, red kite population. […]

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Dirty Coal Tour in Scotland
September 25, 2014

Glasgow: Wednesday 29th October, 17:00-19:00 Room 718, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow Edinburgh: Thursday 30th October, 18:00-20:00 Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL Glasgow Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539598392936206/ Edinburgh Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/286553914873586/ Did you know that despite Scotland’s commitments to reducing carbon emissions and promoting climate justice globally, Scotland imported 4 […]

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September 8, 2014

Do you use facebook for your campaign or to keep up to date? Are you friends with The Coal Action Network? We are working on building up our facebook outreach and want to make more obvious online links between local groups and make communication as easy as possible. Link to us today click here to […]