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This morning a sheriff officer from Dunfermline Sheriff Court handed the newly-established Black Wood Solidarity Camp its eviction summons, with notice to appear in court on Monday morning. Despite not making an appearance yet at the site, it is believed that UK Coal representatives met with Fife police on Monday to discuss how to deal […]

It’s day three of the occupation of Black Wood, a designated wildlife site and ancient woodland, as campaigners attempt to stop UK Coal from open cast mining 720,000 tonnes of coal from their Blair House site in Fife. The woodland was occupied last Sunday as 25 activists blocked and barricaded the access road using a […]


Last night twenty five activists occupied the site of the Blair House Open Cast Coal Site in solidarity with near-by communities and in direct intervention of the environmental destruction that it will cause. Contractors have been felling trees on the site over the past week, and activists have moved in to stop this work and […]

Last week the site of a new UK Coal open cast coal mine at Huntingdon Lane in Shropshire was occupied in defiance of the companies’ plans for the site and in defence of local communities and wildlife.

With a take-over bid for the UK’s largest coal mining company, the finance behind soon-to-be applied for Hunterston coal-fired power station and control of Scotland’s coal ports, Peel is consolidating its position as a major financier of new coal. terms

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.


Following the announcement last year that DONG energy, the Danish energy company, wants to build a £3 billion, 1,600 Mega Watt coal-fired power station at Hunterston in North Ayrshire on the Scottish West Coast, more information about the project has recently emerged – but it only gets more confusing. notice

Another climate rush occured last night at the Landmark hotel at Marylebone. Around 100 protesters rushed into the hotel where the annual coal awards (yes, really) were meant to be taking place. In the light of the seriousness of climate change it was propably a bit of a PR own goal for the coal industry […]

Digger Diving [verb] 1. The action of halting machinery with your body to prevent environmental destruction. e.g. On open-cast mine sites. It looks like we’re seeing a come back! A return to the spirit and tactics of a day when people used their bodies to stop road building by climbing onto diggers and trucks. Only […]


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