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“Nothing neutral in new coal” – youth activists pressure government to stop coking coal mine

Today [8thFebruary 2021], youth climate activists added their voice against the planned coking coal mine in West Cumbria. Elijah McKenzie-Jackson (17) submitted a 111,000 signature petition to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Urgent youth action- demand that government stops a new coal mine & gets real about climate change

Thanks everyone who helped, this action has now ended.
Could you participate in an online demonstration? We’re asking young people to take a photograph of themselves with a placard against the planned coal mine. We want to add these photos to a video of us sending this petition on Monday to demand the government stops this coal mine.

Key facts and figures on the West Cumbria Mining Project

West Cumbria Mining Ltd. want to extract 2.78 million tonnes of coking coal a year from under the sea near Whitehaven in a ‘deep’ coal mine. The coal is predominantly for export and would be consumed by the steel industry. Find out the truth about the proposal.

Disappointment as Government allows underground coking coal mine application to go ahead

We’re disappointed to let you know that on the 6th January 2020, the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick said that the government will not step in and review Cumbria County Council’s decision to approve the Woodhouse Colliery Application.

Local campaigners save Dewley Hill from Banks Group’s opencast plan

Today (18/12/20) Newcastle City Council Unanimously rejected Banks Groups’ application to extract 800,000 tonnes of coal and 400,000 tonnes of fireclay from Dewley Hill.

451 Newcastle residents write to their councillors

451 Newcastle residents wrote to their councillors asking that the planning committee reject Banks Group’s application to extract coal by opencast at Dewley Hill on the western outskirts of the city.

Confirmed: Newcastle City Council set to decide fate of proposed new opencast coal mine at Dewley Hill

On the 18th December 2020, Newcastle City Council decides whether to protect 250 acres of greenbelt land or allow a controversial opencast coal mine on the north-eastern edge of Newcastle at an online hearing…

Message from Jos from Defend Dewley Hill

My name is Jos and I’m part of the team at Defend Dewley Hill. We’re a group of residents from Throckley near Newcastle, who set out to save our local landscape from opencast coal extraction, and we really need your support.

Update- Defend Dewley Hill

Newcastle City Council are expected to decide whether to protect the area at Dewley Hill to the West of the city, or if Banks Group is allowed to opencast it instead before the end of the year. The hearing will either be the 20th November or the 18th December.

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