Launch Meeting Thursday 21st March 2019 Now More Than Ever with Kate Hudson General Secretary, CND UK 7.pm Friends Meeting Room Stramongate, Kendal The councillors at the planning meeting in Kendal yesterday who approved the first deep coal mine in the UK were told by the developers and those supporting the scheme that the …
Many thanks to the German Newspaper Taz, so far the ONLY National/ International press to pick up on the reason why nuclear safety campaigners have been vehemently opposing the plan for Coal off the West Coast of Cumbria....Today nuclear safety campaigners Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole (a Radiation Free Lakeland campaign) were joined by …
Tomorrow 8.45am Demo Outside County Offices Kendal #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole
Please join us tomorrow outside Cumbria County Council Offices in Kendal (Busher Walk).
We will gather at 8.45 to greet the Development Control and Regulation Committee who will be taking a decision on whether or not to allow the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years. Bring Banners, Music, Bring Yourselves to show OPPOSITION to this beyond crazy plan.
Speakers in opposition to this plan include Dr Laurie Michaelis who has been a lead author for several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and provided analysis and policy advice for the UK government, European Commission, OECD environment ministers and the UN climate negotiators.
He will introduce his detailed presentation to the committee by saying “Speaking to you feels like possibly the single most important thing I’ll do in my life. I know climate change mostly feels abstract and distant, but it is real and…
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Bravo to Kendal Schools! YES #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole (and Nuclear Waste OUT!!)
Dr Henry Adams of Kendal has tweeted “schoolchildren show much more global responsibility and honesty than adults – especially those in power- A wonderfully uplifting demo in
#Kendal #Cumbria #ClimateStrike #SchoolsStrike4Climate @slacctt”
We agree and urge Cumbria County Council’s Development Control & Regulation Committee to
Lakes College Backs New Nuclear and New Coal !
Meanwhile in Cumbria the Lakes College pledges support for the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years
While other schools and colleges are striking to to stop fossil fuels being dug up out of the ground and burnt, one of Cumbria’s leading colleges is in a parallel universe.
The following submission has been sent to Cumbria County Council in support of the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years.
As Principal of Lakes College, I write in support of the proposal for West Cumbria Mining in Copeland. I believe this will have a very positive impact upon the Cumbrian economy providing significant employment and skills opportunities for local residents.
Chris Nattrass. Principle of Lakes College –…
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Cumbria County Council would be responsible for causing many thousands of climate deaths ( and millions of radiation related deaths should the mine cause seismic impacts at Sellafield)
You can still write to oppose this plan until the Planning Meeting on 19th March – email
This is from South Lakes Action on Climate Change – Bravo!
Dear Rachel Brophy,
Re: Application ref 4/17/9007 by West Cumbria Mining Ltd re proposed coal mine at Whitehaven
Last week’s High Court judgement: A pro-fossil fuel Paragraph in the 2018 NPPF is effectively illegal.
I am writing on behalf of South Lakes Action on Climate Change to make Planning Officers aware of a High Court Judgement which effectively makes illegal a paragraph in the ‘Oil, gas and coal exploration and extraction’ section of the 2018 NPPF, which has important implications as regards how climate change impacts should be considered as a planning consideration at local government level. We at SLACCtt most strongly advise that this ruling and their implications are given urgent and priority attention by the Planning Officers…
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On the 8th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster there are events taking place by campaigners in the UK and around the world to Remember Fukushima. It seems however that lessons have not been learned by the regulators and by the nuclear industry. The precautionary principle which should apply with solid brass bells on, to …
https://youtu.be/hKl-roXmy-c Part 1 of the thought provoking Talk by Prof Robert Jacobs of the Hiroshima Peace Institute. "Slow Motion Nuclear War" makes it clear that nuclear power was born in violence. Nuclear power's violence to the planet is a globally distributed 'gift' of anthropomorphic radioactive fallout that will keep on giving despite the 'competence' …
Tomorrow (Thursday) Night in Keswick ….
PROFESSOR ROBERT JACOBS :
SLOW MOTION NUCLEAR WAR
(Ok, What Has This Got to do with Geological ‘Disposal’ of Nuclear Wastes?)
A TALK in KESWICK
Skiddaw Hotel (Greta Room)
7.30pm till 9pm
inc Q & A
Professor Robert Jacobs is one of the world’s leading researchers on the history of Nuclear Technologies and Radiation Technopolitics and has written many books and papers on this subject.
The talk in Keswick will be of interest to all those who are concerned that the UK government is back once again with the plan for a Geological ‘Disposal’ Facility (or two or three) under Cumbria.
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Radiation Free Lakeland have sent a letter to the Environment Agency and the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate urging them not to reward failings at the Cyclife (EDF) radioactive scrap metal plant at Lillyhall. Cyclife have asked for an increase to dispose of liquid radioactive discharge to the drain at Lillyhall. This is due to a fault …