Slow Death in Siberia

Slow Death in Siberia

Russia is the third biggest exporter of coal. It has vast reserves in the Kuzbass in southern Siberia which nestles roughly north of Mongolia and Kazakhstan. 76 per cent of Russia’s coal exports come from this region, tying people from across the world to this remote,...
International campaigners object to Highthorn mine

International campaigners object to Highthorn mine

By Coal Action N etwork Three foreign human rights and environmental campaigners have come together to reject the application by Banks Group to mine at Highthorn, Northumberland. The local campaign, Save Druridge, have been doing brilliant work in raising fighting...
Is coal mining in Britain heading for extinction?

Is coal mining in Britain heading for extinction?

Deep coal mines were the bedrock of Britain’s industrial revolution and the struggle to save them, and the jobs and communities that relied on them, helped define the politics of the 1970s and 80s. But it looks as though Britain’s last two deep coal mines...
Wrong Decision – Bradley Mine Approved by Inspector

Wrong Decision – Bradley Mine Approved by Inspector

By Coal Action Network On Wednesday (3/6/15) it was announced that UK Coal’s application to mine 520,561 tonnes of coal from a site called Bradley was approved. The site is currently agricultural land in Leadgate, Durham, UK. This is a highly contested site with...