MEDIA RELEASE – Why the Rush for Seabed Mining?

MEDIA RELEASE – Why the Rush for Seabed Mining?

A new report from the Deep Sea Mining campaign, MiningWatch Canada and London Mining Network exposes companies driving speculative rush for Deep Sea Mining in an unholy alliance with UN body – the International Seabed Authority. Highlighting the life-ways and resistance of Pacific Island Peoples, the report calls for a...

‘Responsible Extractives Summit’: Sick Joke or Serious Indictment of Industry?

‘Responsible Extractives Summit’: Sick Joke or Serious Indictment of Industry?

Originally posted by London Mining Network. By Liam Barrington-Bush Is the Responsible Extractives Summit, headlined by Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Barrick Gold and others, a cynical PR move or an indication of ‘the ethical best’ an inherently-destructive industry has to offer? (‘The Oxymoron Appreciation Society’ re-brands the ‘Responsible Extractives Summit) ‘It...

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...

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...