UK’s major campaign groups unite against Bradley opencast

Campaign groups including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, WWF and 38 Degrees have challenged the recently appointed Secretary of State for Communities, James Brokenshire, to ‘act urgently to secure this government’s position as a world leader in phasing out coal’, by revoking the permit for an opencast coal mine set to go ahead in the Pont Valley, County Durham within weeks.

The organisations which represent hundreds of thousands of members, argued in a letter to the Secretary of State that allowing the extraction of a further 550,000 tonnes of coal in the UK would be a ‘retrograde step’.

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