Polar Bear Urges Freeze on Coal Mine Plan

Polar Bear Urges Freeze on Coal Mine in Cumbria…..

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Last Friday 22nd February the Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole ‘Polar Bear’ highlighted the Beyond Crazy plan to mine for coal under the Irish Sea.  A photographer from the Whitehaven News met us at the train station in the town to walk up to the Haig Pit.

Everyone in the town we spoke to was opposed to the mine, some of the comments we heard were: “its a backward step”  “its too near Sellafield, too dangerous”.  This was all witnessed by the photographer from the Whitehaven News and shows the distance between the truth and the enthusiastic PR we have seen from West Cumbria Mining and those with an unaccountable (?) vested interest in seeing deep mining become ‘a thing’ once again in West Cumbria.  We also spoke to folk who live opposite the Haig Pit and their view is : “We don’t want it.”

The Whitehaven News reported

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FRIDAY 22nd at 3.30 – THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT TO BE TORN UP BY POLAR BEAR OUTSIDE WEST CUMBRIA MINING OFFICE.

This Friday Afternoon in Whitehaven…

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On Friday 22nd February Campaigners including a polar bear will be tearing up a copy of the Paris Climate Agreement outside the Offices of West Cumbria Mining in Whitehaven.
 
Campaigners invite people to join them on an approximately 30 – 40 minutes walk from Whitehaven Train Station  at 2.34pm in order to walk to the Haig Mining Museum where the developers West Cumbria Mining have their offices. 
 
Joining the campaigners will be a life size polar bear who will tear up the Paris Climate Agreement in front of WCM headquarters in Whitehaven (at the old Haig Mining Museum)  at approximately 3.30pm
 
Campaigners say they are taking this action to underline the insanity of opening up a new deep coal mine while a state of climate emergency is being declared by an increasing number of UK and overseas towns and cities.   The proposed…

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Prof R. Jacobs, World Leading Researcher on Nuclear Consequences (including the GDF plan) Speaking In Keswick March 7th

  PROFESSOR ROBERT JACOBS : SLOW MOTION NUCLEAR WAR  (Ok, What Has This Got to do with Geological 'Disposal' of Nuclear Wastes?) A TALK in KESWICK 7th March Skiddaw Hotel (Greta Room) 7.30pm till 9pm inc Q & A Entry £3 Radiation Free Lakeland, along with Close Capenhurst and Cumbria & Lancashire CND are delighted …

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National: The Anti-Fracking Nanas

Springfields Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing plant and PNR Frack site are rarely mentioned in the same breath (despite the horrendously close proximity) – It takes a poet ! Thank You Door to Door Poetry.

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Captain’s Log 29/01/19 10:39

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I’m on a train heading to Preston in Lancashire. I’m crammed on a 4 seater next to some businessmen, who’ve filled the overhead compartment with their luggage. I’m surrounded by bags, wearing about 6 layers and roasting alive. But despite this, I’m incredibly excited. A few weeks ago, I found out I got a grant from the Arts Council to visit 10 places around England as a Door-to-Door Poet. 

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Lake District National Park Distance Themselves from Pro Nuclear Fanaticism

  PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION - THE PUBLIC MUST NOT PAY FOR MOORSIDE!   Yesterday nuclear safety volunteer group Radiation Free Lakeland went to the Lake District National Park to ask the question : There is no scientific and technical guarantee of safety (and there may never be) for geological dumping of intermediate and high …

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To Russia with Love – from Springfields Nuclear Fuels. Shhh it’s on the Frackin’ ‘Blue Route’.

Congratulations to Everyone who campaigned to stop Fracking at Roseacre and fracking Lorries going past the Springfields Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing site on the way to Roseacre. The government has said today that there are too many highway issues to allow fracking at Roseacre – Too Right! Not least the HGVs full of nuclear materials on the same road. Here is our letter to the Inquiry….

Yesterday was the 32nd anniversary of the ongoing Chernobyl disaster.   I recieved a letter from Tim Farron MP following questions from Radiation Free Lakeland on the trade from the UK in nuclear materials to the Russian ports of St Petersburg and Moscow.  The letter repeats a message from the Foreign Office that ‘all is well’ as the uranium  going to Russia from the UK is merely for “civil” uranium. Thats ok then?  Or is it.  The Chernobyl disaster may well have involved materials sent from the UK, the next and even more deadly nuclear reactors may well be using enriched uranium materials sent from the UK . The world’s first nuclear fuel manufacturing plant at Springfields was sending nuclear materials to the Soviet Union during the cold war.  These nuclear materials included uranium hexaflouride which can go one of two ways to reactors or to make bombs.  Kind…

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The Lake District National Park = "a warm welcome"

The Lake District National Park’s Credibility Undermined by Nuclear Promotion?

Tomorrow, Tuesday 12th February, 10am at the Lake District National Park Authority Headquarters a question will be posed to the Park Strategy and Vision Committee by Marianne Birkby of Radiation Free Lakeland. "The Lake District National Park will be 70 years old in a couple of years.   The National Park boundary  stopping short of …

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Join Us in Protest Against the Irish Sea Deep Coal Mine – 22nd Feb

Protest on 22nd Feb in Whitehaven to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

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Dear Friends,

As the Council decision on the proposed coal mine is now postponed from Feb 22nd – some of us will use that date to visit the headquarters of West Cumbria Mining in Whitehaven and make our views known there.

[The Council meeting is now scheduled for March 19th in Kendal at 10.00 am.]

West Cumbria Mining’s webpage is here – https://www.westcumbriamining.com/ It will tell you of the wonders of deep sea mining next to Sellafield.

Some of us will catch the 12.02 train from Lancaster arriving at Whitehaven at 14.34.  (Calling points include Grange,  Ulverston, Barrow, Millom …)

We can then walk to the HQ of WCM at the Haig Museum and meet there about 3.00 to 3.30 to gather with anyone who has come by car/bike or from other directions.
We will then make our views known in a peaceful manner – have a cuppa and catch…

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Lake District National Park Authority Member DEMANDS that the Government Pay for Moorside. OUR PETITION SAYS STUFF THAT! (well something like that)

Image:  taken today in Ackenthwaite.  This is the south side of Cumbria and like the village of Beckermet (Moorside) on the west side, is not in the Lake District (The Lake District National Park is an artificial construct about the same age as the nuclear industry!) The mountains between give the South Lakes a false …

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