Save Druridge: Northumberland

Save Druridge: Northumberland

Save Druridge continue to defend the idyllic Northumbrian coastline and tourist destination 'Druridge Bay' from becoming a 3 million tonne opencast coal mine, known as 'Highthorn' proposed by Banks Group.

The decision to mine Highthorn was 'called in' by central government in 2016, and overturned by the then Secretary of State Sajid Javid on the grounds of climate change and loss of landscape. The company appealed, and as a result the decision is back with central government again. The community are still awaiting the outcome of the government's new decision.

The campaign has sparked a debate in central government about how to account for carbon emissions of burning coal when considering new coal mines.

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OTHER GROUPS

Defend Dewley Hill

A community campaign group lead by residents of Throckley, Newcastle, against Banks Group’s plan to extract 800,000 tonnes of coal and 40,000 tonnes of fireclay from agricultural and wooded land.

Campaigns to stop Woodhouse Colliery: Cumbria

‘Woodhouse Colliery’, a 50-year mine near Whitehaven in Cumbria would run until 2070. The large scale underground and under-sea mine would generate over 9 million tonnes of CO2 per year producing coking coal to be exported to Europe.

Campaign to Protect Pont Valley: Durham

The community had fought over 30 years to stop UK Coal, and in 2019 teamed up with national and international activists to bring a vibrant and inspiring campaign which mixed direct action with political lobbying and legal challenges.

UVAG (United Valleys Action Group)

UVAG (United Valleys Action Group) is a community campaign group working in the Heads of The Valleys zone in South Wales since 2010.

London Mining Network

London Mining Network (LMN) is an alliance of human rights, development, environmental and solidarity groups of which Coal Action Network is a member. The network focuses on international mining companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Still Burning

A Europe-wide network opposing imports of coal to Europe through direct action and education, with a focus on neocolonialism in European coal consumption

Europe Beyond Coal

Europe Beyond Coal’s campaign goal is to ensure coal is phased out throughout Europe by 2030 at the latest.

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