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New Coal Action Network report ~ Coal in Steel: Problems and solutions

New report from Coal Action Network. Coal in Steel provides background information to campaigns against proposed new coking coal mines and considering how coal needs to be phased out of steel production.

Creative opposition to proposed Cumbrian coking coal mine on first day of public inquiry

From West Cumbria to London, opposition to the controversial proposal for an underground coking
coal mine, sited near Whitehaven, is widespread and growing. On 7th September, the day the
public inquiry investigating the proposal by West Cumbria Mining Ltd started, members of the public gather in two locations to demand a greener future, in which a new coal mine has no place.

West Cumbria Mining Ltd and EMR Capital – we reveal all.

Coal Action Network has commissioned research revealing massive debts of over £29million, Cayman Islands tax havens, corporate structures that undermine responsibility, and taxes that may not get paid.

Nine groups commit to taking direct action to stop the West Cumbria coal mine if Jenrick approves it

Coal Action Network has joined seven other action groups in pledging to take direct action against the proposed Cumbrian coking coal mine, should the government reject all of the evidence at the public inquiry and approve the mine.

The latest cautionary tale: Halton Lea Gate opencast coal mine

Between 2008 and 2012, communities fought against the threat of an opencast coal mine on the edge of their picturesque rural Northumberland villages. Northumberland Local Planning Authority sided with…

Dongria – gone too soon

Today (10th July 2021) we gather to say goodbye to our friend Dongria Khond, also known as Penny Eastwood. Her life was remarkable in the amount of people she touched, the things she did and the places she protected.

Adani Power Hours

With Adani looking to renew its insurance soon, we need to make sure the last few insurers rule out insuring this mega mine. Join a Power Hour of action to help ramp up the pressure.

Indigenous Leaders in Colombia in ‘permanent assembly’ against coal

Indigenous Wayuu elders and community leaders in northern Colombia are gathering to demand justice from the coal company Cerrejón, which operates Latin America’s biggest coal mine.

Lloyd’s Feeling the Pressure over Coal

As they reopened after lockdown, Lloyd’s of London and companies involved in their marketplace opened their offices to find local people demanding that they rule out insuring the West Cumbria and Adani coal mines immediately.

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