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Last week news emerged that Hargreaves Services CEO Gordon Banham and Group Commercial Director Kevin Dougan pocketed £8.75 million between them through a sale of shares, supposedly for “long term tax planning” reasons. [1] Campaigners and community activists in Scotland have slammed what they see as a return to the days when Scottish Coal shareholders […]

Coal Action Scotland media release: for immediate use 24th April 2013 Media contact: media@coalactionscotland.org.uk Scottish Coal ask courts to allow them to walk away from opencast sites as Hargreaves directors set up Restoration Trust on Energy Minister’s behalf Campaigners are outraged by what they say is a despicable petition to the Court of Session in […]

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This morning Broken Cross opencast site in the Douglas Valley was blockaded for an hour and a half before Scottish Coal workers lifted three people in heavy concrete lock-ons out of the road, all overseen by Inspector Whip (photographed) of Strathclyde Police. This isn’t the first time that Inspector Whip has hurt people by lifting […]

Yesterday, the House of Commons saw a debate on the private members bill to introduce a 500m buffer zone between opencast mines and residents domiciles, proposed by North West Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen. Despite having the support of over 20 cross-party MPs and the fact that Scottish and Welsh parliaments have already ruled in favor […]

The Minorca Opencast Protest Group has produced research showing the current and possible future locations for opencast coal mining in England. In all it identifies 23 current sites and 43 potential sites, including sites in Co Durham, Northumberland and Gateshead. The research has been produced to support the arguments for the 500 Metre Buffer Zone […]

Help Communities Opposing Bradley Open Cast

This years Earth First! Winter Moot was held in Dipton Community Centre, which looks over the proposed site for an open-cast at Bradley, in County Durham. Members of the local campaign against the mine have asked their supporters to write in their objection to the development. blog

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