“Incompatible” Coal Mine : Bravo to the authors of New Report..

Bravo to authors of new report into Incompatibility of Coal and Climate ambitions. Not to mention incompatibility of Coal and Nuclear Waste.

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Bravo to the authors of a new report which concludes that the Cumbrian coal mine is incompatible with the UK’s climate ambition.

“The proposed mine is clearly incompatible with the UK’s climate ambitions and the need for a clean energy future,” said Rebecca Willis, co-author of the report, in a statement. “The new government has championed its commitment to climate action. It now needs to set out its policy on fossil fuel extraction, making clear that digging more coal out of the ground is no longer acceptable.”

Add to the above, the (largely ignored) fact that this coal mine would extend to within five miles of the world’s riskiest nuclear waste site at Sellafieldand you have a recipe for both climate and nuclear disaster — what a terrible double whammy. What the accompanying write up by the report authors does not touch on, is that there are many local…

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The Spirit of the Irish Sea Thanks You

Let 2020 be the year that we Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole and stop this terrible plan. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to the crowdfunder and equal thanks to those who have been sharing and talking about this.

The image is a small watercolour painting “Spirit of the Irish Sea” and the final person to donate to the crowdfunder will receive the original painting. #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole

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Spirit of the Irish Sea (for web)
“Sea Horse Heart – Spirit of the Irish Sea”

Let 2020 be the year that we Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole and stop this terrible plan. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to the crowdfunderand equal thanks to those who have been sharing and talking about this.

The image above is a small watercolour painting and the final person to donate to the crowdfunder will receive the original painting.

Thanks to you all we now have the means to push forward with a legal challenge.

But we are not resting on our laurels and will be pursuing every means possible to stop this coal mine, alongside the legal challenge.

The St Bees area of the Irish Sea is in a Marine Conservation Zone and will need a license from the Marine Management Organisation in order for coal to be extracted from deep under the Irish…

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Dear Sellafield: 🎄Christmastide Letter of Concern Regarding Atomic Cats 🐈

Atomic Kittens…Questions to Sellafield. Thanks to Mining Awareness for flagging this up.

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Sellafield is a British nuclear (waste) site in Cumbria, similar to Hanford and Savannah River Nuclear Sites in the United States.

Dear Sellafield – To Whom it May Concern

Hope you have had a good Christmas!

I would like to ask the following questions on behalf of Radiation Free Lakeland

The questions relate to the rehoming in 2019 of cats from the Sellafield site

1. Why weren’t the cats rehomed ‘in-house’ with Sellafield staff? (this would have allowed some control of rehoming ie not with young families and allowed ongoing monitoring of the cat and host’s health)

2. What methods were used to ensure the cats sent out to animal charities were ‘safe’ from radioactive contamination? (Alpha emitters cannot be detected even from a small distance. If a cat should have eaten prey from an area contaminated with alpha particles the radiation monitor would not pick this up –…

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Queen’s Speech: Boris is Giving Up Fossil Fuels – Just Not Yet

” If you closed down the UK economy for a year, you would not have saved as much carbon emissions as the Woodhouse Colliery will, if allowed to open, emit over its lifetime.” Just one of the reasons this coal mine must be stopped. It is also waaaaay too close to Sellafield.

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Hope you all had a jolly good Christmas with friends and family.

Just had to share this with you…

Here is an extract from the excellent article in the Independent a few days ago from Donnachadh McCarthy.

“The Queen’s Speech boasted about how the government was phasing out coal-fired power stations by 2025. This is genuinely positive, as coal is the highest source of carbon emissions in the energy industry. However, the speech made no mention of the fact that Johnson’s government is also giving the go-ahead to one of the biggest new coal mines in Europe, the Woodhouse Colliery in Cumbria. Johnson is beginning to resemble Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull who, despite his country being in flames, backs the new Adani coal mine. If you closed down the UK economy for a year, you would not have saved as much carbon emissions as the Woodhouse Colliery will, if…

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Merry Christmas to All!

“We Three Black Guillemots of St Bees, Thank You, for Keeping Coal Deep Under the Seas”. #KeepCumbrianCoalintheHole #Sellafield #Climate

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Dear Friends,

Here is a Christmas Card from some of the beautiful and increasingly rare birds to be found at the area under threat from the first deep coal mine in the UK in decades.

“We Three Black Guillemots

Of St Bees, Thank You, for Keeping

Coal Deep Under the Seas.”

The only breeding place left in England of the Black Guillemot is St Bees, the area directly under threat.

St Bees Head supports northwest England’s only cliff-nesting seabird colony, which is situated between Whitehaven and St. Bees in west Cumbria. Three viewing points give you superb views of the colony and on a clear day you can see the Isle of Man across the sea.” RSPB

Thank You to everyone for generously donating

 and sharing the battle to 

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole!

With All Best Wishes for a Safe, Peaceful Christmas

Marianne

on behalf of Keep…

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