Please support communities opposing opencast in Scotland by participating in this online action: The Scottish Government is currently consulting on new regulation for what they hope will “regulate restoration effectively”. But whilst they consult, Hargreaves are being allowed to mine under even less regulation and oversight than before the collapse of Scottish Coal and ATH Resources. Communities living next to opencast mines in Scotland don’t need another CON-sultation – they need effective action to safeguard their health, well-being and local environment.
It is not acceptable that this crisis is being used as yet another opportunity for yet another mining company to scrape what they can out of communities and the environment whilst taking no responsibility for their actions. It is is time to seek justice for communities living near opencast mines – please respond to the consultation by visiting the Stop Cauldhall Opencast website here: http://stopopencast.org.uk/opencast-moratorium-now/
Consultation ends Thursday 27th February – please tell tell you friends, family and colleagues to take part too!