Guest Author: June Davison from Campaign to Protect Pont Valley On Saturday 13 July we paid our second visit to the Durham Miner’s Gala. Again, the weather was good to us, at least in the morning. On route to the field we boogied to crazy 70s and 80s favourites performed by Brandon’s brass band. As […]

James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, has failed to deliver with a decision regarding the future of two places in the North East of England affected by Banks Groups opencast coal extractions. A decision was promised to the community trying to stop an opencast at Druridge Bay (Highthorn) on the […]

Alexandra Korolyova a director of anti-nuclear and anti-coal group Ecodefense is being threatened with prison time, relating to failing to pay fines after Russian courts deemed the organisation a “Foreign Agent”. Ecodefense, founded in 1989, is one of the oldest environmental NGOs in Russia. It currently operates in Moscow, Kaliningrad, and Kuzbass. Coal Action Network […]

Last week people from three different campaigns against opencast coal joined together to hand in a 113,000+ signature petition to James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, urging him to revoke permission for Druridge Bay and stop work at ‘Bradley’ in the Pont Valley. His decision on both mines is expected […]

At Coal Action Network, we have always campaigned on the basis that coal mining for coal-fired power should end, now. Because of the impact on the climate, on human health, on human rights, on our environment and wildlife. What we often come up against is the argument that whilst coal should end, we don’t have […]

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