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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Update - Defend Dewley Hill

Newcastle City Council is soon to decide whether to protect Dewley Hill or allow Banks Group to turn it into an opencast coal mine

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Coal Roundup September 2020

TWO Opencast coal mines rejected this summer! Plus: plans for coking coal mines and power station closure dates

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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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COAL & the UK

The UK still extracts and imports coal, primarily through opencast mining methods, for steel and cement production as well as for power stations.

There are several new coal mines proposed in the planning system awaiting approval, and these have been delayed and contested by grassroots community campaigns.

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