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Can you help? Letters needed
November 12, 2013

The NO OPENCAST Group are asking for concerned people to contact Torfaen Council (TCBC) to urge them not to agree to the new proposed Section 106 agreement that Glamorgan Power has proposed, thus enabling the mine to be given permission. The council rejected Glamorgan Power’s application to remove 68 hectares in Varteg to extract 325,000 […]

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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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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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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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Press release from the Minorca Opencast Protest Group (MOPG): The Minorca Opencast Protest Group is today launching a Public Appeal for people to object to UK coal’s plans for an Opencast Mine on the Minorca site as our PR 73 ” A Public Appeal for help to stop a new Opencast Mine Application from succeeding […]

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On the 12th March a new site was set up near Telford, Shropshire, opposing one of UK Coal’s latest mines. The 900,000 tonnes of coal due to be excavated will have devastating effects on one of the most valuable areas of ancient woodland in the borough. The 230 acre site due to be excavated eats […]

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