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Please support communities opposing opencast in Scotland by participating in this online action: The Scottish Government are currently consulting on new regulation for what they hope will “regulate restoration effectively”. But whilst they consult, Hargreaves are being allowed to mine under even less regulation and oversight than before the collapse of Scottish Coal and ATH […]

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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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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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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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On Sunday afternoon a beautiful corner of Happendon Wood in the Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire, was occupied to prevent its open casting and subsequent retail/industrial development. The camp will also serve as a base to organise within surrounding communities and to take action against coal infrastructure in Scottish Coal’s heartland. [New site taken! Come on […]

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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 […]