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...

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...

Report: Corporate tax dodging costs Zambia $3billion a year

Report: Corporate tax dodging costs Zambia $3billion a year

Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging according to a new report launched by War on Want. The sum is equivalent to nearly twice Zambia’s spending on health and education. ‘Extracting Minerals, extracting Wealth: How Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging...

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...

Achievements of the Global Day Against Mega Mining

Achievements of the Global Day Against Mega Mining

The 22nd of July was the Global Day Against Mega Mining. This event was first brought to our attention by ALDEAH and the Denver Justice and Peace Committee, both of whom organised and took part in some of the events, protests and shows of solidarity. Our part, as Yes to...

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...