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VIDEO: Economist Prof Paul Ekins OBE on coal company greenwash

It’s ‘Economic Nonesense’ that UK coal mining saves Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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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Opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay rejected

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.

Support legal battles to stop coal

We are helping to fight two legal battles, one against the government for allowing the opencast to go ahead and the other against Banks itself for destroying the breeding grounds of a protected species.

Object to Banks Group’s ‘West Bradley’ extension in the Pont Valley

Banks Group want to expand the Bradley Opencast coal mine in the Pont Valley. Campaign to Protect Pont Valley have launched a new campaign to oppose this planning application and they need your support.

Coal Roundup June 2020

Decisions on coal mines still pending despite reduced coal demand & power station closures

Coal Roundup February 2020

The latest on current operating and proposed mines, and coal use in the UK

Object to the giant Cumbrian coal mine

West Cumbria Mining want to dig an underground coking coal mine (coal for steel) under the sea near to Whitehaven, Cumbria. If approved the mine would produce 2.78 million tonnes of coal per year for fifty years, mainly for export to European steel works.

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