Disappointment as Government allows underground coking coal mine application to go ahead

We’re disappointed to let you know that on the 6th January 2020, the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick said that the government will not step in and review Cumbria County Council’s decision to approve the Woodhouse Colliery Application.

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Local campaigners save Dewley Hill from Banks Group's opencast plan

Today Newcastle City Council stood with many of it’s residents and unanimously rejected Banks Group’s proposal to extract 800.000 tonnes of thermal coal from Dewley Hill!

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Druridge Bay Saved from Opencast Coal Mining!

Late on the 8th September 2020, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government said that Banks Group will not be allowed to extract coal from Highthorn, close to Druridge Bay, Northumberland. Save Druridge, the local community group, are delighted.

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UCL Economist Prof Paul Ekins O.B.E refutes coal company greenwash

VIDEO: New UK mines would not 'save carbon' - a leading resource economist and policy advisor explains why coal companies are talking “economic nonsense”.

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