Highlights from the YLNM Network in 2017

Highlights from the YLNM Network in 2017

In 2017 the YLNM Network has welcomed new members; supported critical campaigns and held its first global meeting of coordinators. Here we re-cap some of our network’s highlights. A first global gathering of YLNM Coordinators in Galicia In March 2017, YLNM’s 9 Regional coordinators met for the first time in Galicia, Spain,...

“Druridge Bay is not theirs to take, but ours to keep.”

“Druridge Bay is not theirs to take, but ours to keep.”

This could be the end of new opencast coal mining in the UK… YLNM member group Coal Action Network offer an interim snap shot of the public inquiry into Banks Mining’s application to opencast mine at Druridge Bay.   Coal Action Network. June 8th 2017. The public inquiry which will...

In Photos: Solidarity in action at rally to stop Druridge Bay coal mine

In Photos: Solidarity in action at rally to stop Druridge Bay coal mine

Solidarity flowed between UK and South African communities resisting coal mining this week at a rally to reject the Druridge Bay coal mine. If the mine is stopped, it could herald the end of UK open cast coal mining. Good news as climate change knows no borders!   1st June...

Open Letter: South African communities ask UK planners to reject new open-cast coal mine

Open Letter: South African communities ask UK planners to reject new open-cast coal mine

On the eve of what could be a landmark plannning inquiry for the future of UK Coal, communities fighting the expansion of coal mining in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, have reached out in support of UK allies campaigning to stop a new open cast coal mine in Druridge Bay, Northumberland....

Marcha Carnaval: A global day of action to protect water and life from mining

Marcha Carnaval: A global day of action to protect water and life from mining

Every year, the Comite Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida from Tolima, Colombia, holds a carnival parade in defence of land, water and life in the streets of the city of Ibagué. Drawing over 100,000 people to the city, the march has been a critical place for people to raise...

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...

#AxeDrax: Campaigners unite for climate justice against coal and bioenergy-fueled deforestation

#AxeDrax: Campaigners unite for climate justice against coal and bioenergy-fueled deforestation

By Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch. 23/09/2016. On 22nd October, activists against coal, against forest destruction for bioenergy, and for climate justice will be protesting outside the UK’s biggest power station: Drax in North Yorkshire. 10 years ago, Drax was the site of the first Climate Camp, a direct action movement against the...

No coal, no fracking: end fossil fuel production on UK soil by 2020!

No coal, no fracking: end fossil fuel production on UK soil by 2020!

Originally published by the Ecologist on 16/02/16. The government makes bold claims about tackling climate change and phasing out coal power stations, writes Guy Shrubsole. Yet it’s ‘relaxed’ about two huge new coal mines that would produce ten million tonnes of coal, blighting landscapes and afflicting the health of vulnerable...

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...