The Ecologist Exposes the Cumbrian Coal Mine Plan — Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole!

Excellent article in the Ecologist by Sam Moisha… An Extract Below. Full Article can be read here A new deep coal mine deep under the sea? Next to Sellafield? Really? Sam Moisha | 5th February 2018 An architect’s drawing of the proposed new Woodhouse Colliery deep mine at the former Marchon Industrial site near Woodhouse. …

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Radiation Free Lakeland: Review of 2017

Radiation Free Lakeland: Review of 2017 “Scrap your pylon connection – Moorside would be an abomination.”  Jean Ward of Kendal .   We learnt in January of Jean Ward’s passing. In her late eighties she had a young spirit and campaigned fiercely but with great personal gentleness.  The last time I spoke to she told me how …

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What’s Under the Christmas Tree?

  Was all set to post a nice cheery festive image when I got to thinking about what some boy may want in his presents under the Christmas tree. Rockets and Targets. This is a Game of Knowns.  You know its madness to put new dangerous infrastructure like new nuclear and new coal anywhere near …

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Join Bernie the Polar Bear: Keep that Coal in the Hole Next to Sellafield!

Join Bernie the Polar Bear: Keep That Coal in the Hole Next to Sellafield! Bernie the Polar Bear will be joining us on thursday 7th Dec as we gather outside The Beacon, Museum, Whitehaven at 11am for a walk to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole.  West Cumbria Mining are also holding an open day …

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New Coal Mine Near Sellafield – Who Gives a Damn?

Another unpublished letter to the national press on the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years. There is something fishy going on with this coal mine plan. There has been nowt in the national media (and virtually nowt in the local media) on what a bad idea it is. DIVEST FROM COAL? […] …

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One Last Push to Hit the CrowdJustice Target – Lets Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole!

Dear Friends,  Thank you so much to all who have been sharing and talking about the Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole CrowdJustice crowd funding campaign. There are 15 days to go on our crowd funding campaign. This aims to secure enough funds to look at a judicial review should Cumbria County Council […] via THANK …

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RSPB Slam Coal Mine Plan for Cumbria Citing Earthquake Risk and More

Below is the RSPB’s opposition to West Cumbria Mining’s proposal for a new coal mine off St Bees. Despite “further information” asked for from the developers the RSPB’s objections still stand (how could they not!) It is so very bizarre that the many objections to the mine are not front page news in the national […] …

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Coal Mine : Impact Upon Marine and Coastal Environment – says National Trust

West Cumbria Mining plan to use existing disused Anhydrite Mine drifts to access new coal seams under the Irish Sea. This would involve pumping old contaminated water from the flooded anhydrite mine drifts into the Irish Sea causing a double whammy of pollution for marine life and stress on the existing hydrology of West Cumbria. […] …

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Rally to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole – @Bowness Bay 10th Sept from 12 noon

Please Join us on sunday 10th September @Bowness Bay to show opposition to the plan for the first new coal mine in the UK for decades. It is planned off the beautiful coast @St Bees near the worlds biggest nuclear waste dump @Sellafield. There has been opposition from many organisations pointing out that this is …

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