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Outdoor skillshare, Dipton (Durham), 26th to 1st March

LOCATION: The event will be taking place in the Dipton Scout and Guide Group on 12 Front Street Dipton, and nearby public land. Nearest bus stop, Red Lion, Dipton. Shut Your Coal Hole warmly invites you to join us in beautiful rural County Durham for…

Bradley opencast – the story so far

Banks Group intend to opencast coal mine at Bradley this spring Banks Group plan to start a new 550,000 tonnes coal mine at Bradley in the Pont Valley, County Durham. The site is home to red kites, badgers, bats, great crested newts, common blue butterfly,…

Will the UK coal phase-out live up to the hype? That's in our hands…

Last week the government announced its response to the coal phase-out consultation with an overview of how they plan to implement an end to coal by 2025. We look at some of the pros and cons of this plan and whether or not the ‘Powering…

Santa gives 'coal' to Banks Group for considering mining at Bradley

This lunch time Santa and his helpers visited the offices of Banks Group in Meadowfield, Durham. Santa left ‘coal’ for Chairmen Harry Banks, as his company are considering mining 520,000 tonnes of coal from Bradley, near Dipton, County Durham [1]. Lisa Wilson, one of Santa’s…

‘Powering Past Coal?’ Durham open cast coal mine could get green light this January

Over the past few weeks, the UK government has styled itself as a leader of an international coal phase-out. But the coal site that everyone had forgotten about could be about to open in their back yard… For 30 years, residents near Bradley (near Dipton,…

The Best Insurance? Ditch Coal!

Today members of Coal Action Network joined Unfriend Coal and Divest London at the headquarters of international insurance companies AIG and Lloyds to demand bolder action to move away from coal. Most major insurance companies underwrite various stages of the coal supply-chain, including open-cast coal…

Solidarity with people facing coal mining devastation in Russia

Today protests are taking place across Russia, including in the coal producing Kuzbass region, in criticism of the devastating social and environmental violence wrought by the coal mining industry. The protesters include members of the Shor indigenous community whose lands and ways of life are…

Protected: The history of the land Aberthaw is built on

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The end of opencast coal mining creeps closer

The tide has certainly turned against opencast coal mining in the UK. Since 2010 the number of active coal mines is down from 31 to just 9 with more expected to stop selling coal soon.1 The only new opencast coal mine expected to be started…

May confirms UK coal phase-out

Today (18th September 2017) Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will stop using coal for electricity generation by 2025. In a speech delivered in Canada she said, “[W]e have confirmed our joint commitment to supporting the global transition away from a reliance…

Canaries Shut the Mine – Bristol Benefit Gig

Bristol Rising Tide Presents: Canaries Shut the Mine Friday 22nd September 7pm £5 Featuring: Solana – Polyrhythmic folk world music. The Globo Collective – psychedelic good vibes fusion. Otherstory Puppetry – Roots of Resistance live animation show celebrating 20 years of environmental direct action with…

Actions against Aberthaw

Aberthaw power station has been the dirtiest UK power station, killing 400 people a year with its toxic fumes. Coal Action Network, Bristol Rising Tide, Reclaim the Power and United Valley’s Action Group began a series of actions to close Aberthaw power station in December…

Energy Symposium at Preston New Road Fracking Camp 16th July

Biofuelwatch, Coal Action Network and Reclaim the Power present an Energy Symposium Camp of New Hope, Preston New Road 11am – 6pm Sunday July 16th. PR4 3PH Drop in for an hour or come for the day. If you’ve ever been confused by our energy…

Code Red – action in Amsterdam's coal harbour

Activists from the UK joined others from across Europe last weekend (24th June) to participate in ‘CODE ROOD’ (Code Red) the first announced mass civil disobedience action for the climate in the Netherlands. Over 350 participants in CODE RED and blocked one of the two…

Druridge Bay inquiry closes

Wednesday 21st June saw the end of a three week public inquiry into the fate of Druridge Bay. Save Druridge, the local opposition group and Friends of the Earth showed why this area’s value is far greater than 3 million tonnes of coal. Local people…

New Cumbrian coking coal mine – an asset or a liability?

West Cumbria Mining have submitted a planning application to mine coking coal from Woodhouse Colliery Whitehaven. The mine would produce more than 2.4 million tonnes of coal a year, for 50 years. Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole are opposing the application on the grounds…

“Druridge Bay is not theirs to take, but ours to keep.”

— Interim snap shot of the days the Coal Action Network has seen of the public inquiry into Banks Mining’s application to opencast mine at Druridge Bay. — The public inquiry which will decide the future of Druridge Bay in Northumberland is reaching the end…

We stand in solidarity: South African and UK communities unite to reject plans for Druridge Bay open-cast coal mine

UK planners have the opportunity to stop a new open cast coal mine in Druridge Bay due to climate change concerns. For the sake of a liveable and prosperous future for all, they must take it, say coal-affected communities from South Africa. Communities fighting the…

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