MASSIVE THANKS TO ALL WHO ARE DONATING AND SHARING TO CHALLENGE THE COAL MINE DECISION.

Wowee – £6,295 donated already to fund the legal challenge so that we can #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole Please keep sharing – if there is one thing worse than opening a new coal mine – it is opening a new coal mine near #Sellafield under the #IrishSea!!

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Dolphin Thank You to All Who are Donating To Stop the Deep Coal Mine Under My Home in the Irish Sea!

WOWEE!!!    All Thanks to you the initial £5000 target has been exceeded and we are now on our way to making sure we have the means to take on a Legal Challenge.

However …Raising more funds means that the fantastic work Leigh Day has already started can continue.  So please if you can donate please do and if you cannot, please share and lets get the message out that the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years is NOT A DONE DEAL.

The more funds we raise the more we can do to challenge the outrageous decision by Cumbria County Council in approving this deep coal mine.

The Dolphins and Marine Life of the Irish Sea say a ” BIG Thank You”   The last thing…

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TALK TODAY! in Edinburgh: Aging & Dangerous Nuclear Power – Hunterston UpDate – Ian Fairlie + Q&A

If you are in or around Edinburgh today there is a talk by Dr Ian Fairlie that is important to all of us who live downwind of EDF's nuclear reactors with their cracked graphite cores. scientist Ian Fairlie updates and takes questions about new information on the extent of deterioration in Hunterson nuclear reactor About …

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BIG THANK YOU – We are almost there!

BIG THANK YOU to everyone who is sharing and donating – We CAN DO THIS – WE CAN STOP THE COAL MINE. If anyone asks ‘what is more dangerous than opening a new coal mine?’ – it has to be “Opening a new coal mine near Sellafield!!!” Please keep sharing! We need a minimum of £5000 for a legal challenge. #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole

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Untitled.jpgALMOST THERE  – PLEASE KEEP SHARING AND DONATING! 

Wow – a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who is contributing to and sharing the CrowdJustice fundraiser to challenge Cumbria County Council’s bonkers decision to approve the first deep coal mine in the UK in decades

Only one day in and we are well on the way to the minimum needed –

THANK YOU!!!

Please keep sharing and donating – We can do this – WE CAN STOP THE COAL MINE!

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Support our Legal Fight Against a New Coal Mine in Cumbria

Please Support our Legal Fight Against a New Coal Mine in Cumbria

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SUPPORT OUR LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST A NEW COAL MINE IN CUMBRIA

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole.jpgKeep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole – demonstration back in 2017

IMG_4922.jpgMany groups including KCCH and individuals demonstrating outside Cumbria County Council offices on the day of ratification 31st October 2019

NEW – LEGAL CHALLENGE – We need your help. 

Check out the CrowdJustice page here – we have donated £50 already but- we need £5000 to take forward the Legal Challenge.  If you cannot donate then please do share and get the message out that this fight against the first deep coal mine in the UK in decades is far from over.

Thank you to Lawyers Leigh Day who have already put so much work into paving the way and ensuring a legal challenge is possible.

UPDATE: What a rollercoaster!  Firstly on 31st October we had an amazing demonstration of opposition outside Cumbria County Council offices with many…

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Copeland Council remove “Support” for deep geological dumping of nuclear waste

https://youtu.be/HG7H05u5GQc Continuous Miner Machine - for making very big holes in the ground for example deep under the Irish Sea or Ennerdale or the Solway - Cumbria County Council have voted to bring this infrastructure to Cumbria when they said yes to West Cumbria Mining.   Spot the difference?   The Whitehaven News has reported …

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Double Whammy – Next Steps

Next Steps to #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole

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Demo in Whitehaven following the Council's Decision

Dear Friends,

We are just getting over the double whammy of Cumbria County Council ratifying their decision and the announcement by the Secretary of State that he will not call in this outrageous decision for a public inquiry.

This leaves us with the option of a legal challenge to Cumbria County Council’s decision.

We will update you with details of this as soon as possible but in the meantime here is the most recent letter sent to Cumbria County Council from Leigh Day on our behalf.

Many thanks to Leigh Day for all their amazing work on this so far – without it the coal mine would have got an even easier ride to this point.   We WILL stop this coal mine!

Date: 29 October 2019

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FAO: Mr Paul Haggin

Manager Development Management
Cumbria County Council

URGENT
Re: Whitehaven Coal Mine (app. ref. 4/17/9007)

  1. We write again on behalf…

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Cracked Regulators Allow Hundreds of Cracks in Graphite Cores of Reactors across the UK

Dear Office for Nuclear Regulation The arrogance displayed in your email reply dismissing my concerns about the running of the Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station beyond its original design life is indicative of the arrogance you display in the face of the public safety risk posed by Hartlepool, Heysham 1, Hunterston B, Hinkley Point B, and …

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Nuclear Policy is a Vote Loser

  Excellent Letter in the Morning Star from Dr Ian Fairlie "Nuclear Policy is a vote loser I write to support Adrienne Butler (M Star October 20 "Most voters influenced by climate in the next election." Labour would have a very good set of energy policies but for its continued support for new nuclear power. …

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So What Happened?

So What Just Happened? Here are a few videos showing how Cumbria County Council and West Cumbria Mining are justifying the unjustifiable. #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole #Sellafield

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Here are a few Videos from the Council Meeting on 31st October at which Cumbria County Council voted unanimously to ratify the outrageous plan to mine under the Irish Sea just 5 miles from Sellafield.

A day later, buried under the front page euphoria that fracking is to be halted, the Secretary of State made the announcement that he would not call in the flawed (putting it euphemistically) decision by Cumbria County Council.

Justifying the Unjustifiable. The video shows Cumbria County Council’s reply to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole’s letter written by top lawyers Leigh Day, asking for evidence of the developer’s (and the council’s) “carbon neutral” coal mine claims. The developers also say that 15% of the output from the mine would be “middlings coal” (ie not coking coal) and disingenuously describe this as a “byproduct” when it could be a fossil fuel development in its own right.

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Cumbria County Council Double Down on the “Carbon Neutral,” “Magical Coal Mine.” This battle is far from over!

The battle is far from over #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole

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Today on this cold sharp All Hallows Eve outside the County Offices in Kendal, folk  turned up in their droves to oppose the coal mine.  This was despite the lack of notice given to the public about this ‘ratification’ meeting.   Cumbria County Council took this unusual ‘ratification’ step because of a detailed letter sent to them highlighting flaws in the council’s original report. The letter putting Cumbria County Council ‘on notice’ of legal action was sent by top lawyers Leigh Day on behalf of Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole.  Leigh Day have gone way above and beyond the initial £1500 we crowd funded way back in 2017 when we must had a premonition that this coal mine would prove to be like Terminator – unaccountably difficult to lay to rest.

Shamefully the council again voted to approve this mine, which would be the first deep coal mine…

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