Slow Death in Siberia

Slow Death in Siberia

YLNM members the Coal Action Network share stories from their new report- Slow Death in Siberia- which takes us deep into the coal-producing Kuzbass to hear firsthand from the indigenous Shor and other peoples how coal mining for export to nations like the UK is affecting them. Coal Action Network. 4/5/2018....

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Press Release: Slow Death in Siberia

Today YLNM member group Coal Action Network and NGO Fern release a new report – Slow Death in Siberia- which reveals the United Kingdom’s complicity in the coal-mining driven destruction of the Russian Kuzbass region and the indigenous peoples who call the region home. Originally published by Coal Action Network....

County Durham, UK: Protesters scale trees in sub-zero temperatures in bid to stop new opencast coal mine

County Durham, UK: Protesters scale trees in sub-zero temperatures in bid to stop new opencast coal mine

Protestors in County Durham, UK, have climbed trees as part of an ongoing campaign by local residents to halt a new open cast coal mine. They are calling on the government to keep the coal in the ground as part of its coal phase-out plan. Originally published by Coal Action...

Call to action: Support campaigners who shut down the UK’s largest coal mine!

Call to action: Support campaigners who shut down the UK’s largest coal mine!

On the 21st April 2017 members Reclaim the Power and Earth First, accompanied by YLNM member group Coal Action Network, took peaceful direct action to shut down Ffos-y-fran, the UK’s largest open-pit coal mine, owned by Miller Argent Ltd. Now these campaigners have been sentenced to pay £10,000 compensation charges...

Ditch coal now! The global destruction caused by the UK’s coal power generation

Ditch coal now! The global destruction caused by the UK’s coal power generation

By Anne Harris. Originally posted by The Ecologist. The UK’s coal burn is not just having a huge impact on climate, writes Anne Harris. It’s also devastating communities in the UK, Russia, Colombia and other nations that supply our coal power stations. Those impacted are doing their best to resist...

Ditch Coal

Ditch Coal

Ditch Coal- A report from the Coal Action Network (UK) In 2015, 24% of the electricity produced in the UK came from coal fired power stations, but what do we really know about this industry? The Ditch Coal report aims to “follow the coal” in order to expose the impacts...

At the Coalface: Ten more years of UK coal burning a lifetime on the ground

At the Coalface: Ten more years of UK coal burning a lifetime on the ground

  By Liam Barrington-Bush. Originally published by London Mining Network. Following the UK Government’s plans to phase out coal-burning power stations by 2025, Coal Action Network have released a new report tracing and examining the places coal burned in the UK is coming from. And while the Government’s announcement hints...

UK: Community opponents of planned Field House coal mine buoyed by international solidarity

UK: Community opponents of planned Field House coal mine buoyed by international solidarity

YLNM member group Coal Action Network (CAN) are supporting UK communities to reject new opencast coal mines. The following article describes how, at a recent hearing for one mine, CAN read out a solidarity letter coordinated in collaboration with YLNM, bringing the voices of coal-affected communities in the Global South to...

Open Letter: Voices From The Global South Oppose English Opencast Coal Mines

Open Letter: Voices From The Global South Oppose English Opencast Coal Mines

Representatives of over fifty groups from twenty-three countries who are opposing coal mining and working for climate justice have signed an open letter against UK opencast coal mining. The letter, addressed to the Planning Inspectorate and Derbyshire County Council, asks for two opencast coal mine applications to be refused, as...

Victory as Councillors take a stance against Welsh opencast coal mining

Victory as Councillors take a stance against Welsh opencast coal mining

Communities in the south Wales Valleys have suffered years of blight from opencast. Grant money has encouraged new businesses but the company running the largest coal mine in the UK, Miller Argent, want to open a new 6 million tonne mine. IF given the go ahead the Nant Llesg site...