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Videos – watch them all here

Implementing Safer Spaces – Ideas for how to put words into action

Targets Brochure – your guide to dismantling the coal industry in Scotland

Coal Health Study – Douglasdale edition of evidence linking open cast coal mining and ill health

Digger Diving for Beginners (or how to stop work on an opencast coal mine)

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Flyers and Publicity

  • All-purpose Coal Action Edinburgh flyersingle-no-new-coal-flyer
  • Mainshill Solidarity Camp flyer

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    Online Direct Action Resources:

Coal and Health


  • CPRE Planning Guide – The Campaign to Protect Rural England has an excellent guide on the planning system, including practical ways to influence planning decisions and a wealth of information on all things planning. They also have a very useful intro into what their members have been doing to stop opencast mines (PDF).
  • Planning & Climate Change – from the excellent Home and Communities Academy, this site explains the significance of the new Climate Change ‘Planning Policy Statement’ (PPS), which sets out how regional and local planning should contribute to reducing emissions and stabilising climate change.

    Climate Change and Coal

The Ecological Impacts of Coal

Getting your MSP to Help Stop New Coal

Corporate Watch Technofixes Report – has a great chapter on Carbon Capture & Storage and Clean Coal technologies


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