Media Coverage

Media attention created surrounding the Ditch Coal tour with Vladimir Slivyak from Ecodefense.

Where king coal is a cruel ruler an article by Katy Brown in the Big Issue including some of Vladimir’s main points about why we must stop burning coal from Russia (and all coal).

VladimirVladimir was interviewed by Good Morning Ulster, about the impacts of mining in Russia and the links to Northern Ireland’s only coal fired power station Kilroot. (31/05/16) You can hear him here…

From Russia, with blood: the impact of coal exports to Britain Vladimir explains in this New Internationalist article the impacts of mining in the Russian Kuzbass with particular emphasis on the health problems and Russia’s action on climate change.

“When you buy coal, you have a moral right to ask where it came from” openDemocracy Russia interviewed Vladimir about coal fields in Russia, divestment and campaigning on environmental issues from within Russia.

Communities at the front-line of coal extraction in Mute Mag discusses the impacts of mining for the UK’s 9 coal fired power stations in all four countries supplying them

Ditch coal. Nerve magazine article considering the lack of transparency in the coal supply chain and considers the city of Liverpool’s role in the industry.

Guest blog: The Ditch Coal Speaking Tour – The realities of coal mining in Russia Move your money and London Mining Network blogs.


Below is a list of the articles which have been published following the release of our January 2016 report, Ditch Coal.

From Russia to Colombia the villages destroyed by Britain’s coal addiction Red Pepper, looks at the situation for the people being made homeless because of mining to feed the UK’s coal-fired power stations

The Real costs of Bristol Port’s coal imports, Bristol Cable looks at the coal coming through the UK’s third biggest port.

Ditch coal now! The global destruction caused by the UK’s coal power generation, Ecologist Magazine looks at the supply chain for coal, the government’s coal exit plan and calls us to take action against coal.

At the coal face, New Internationalist looks more closely at the situation created by Colombia’s coal mines which supply the UK.

The hidden social and environmental cost of coal Ethical Consumer considers the roles of the UK’s utility companies and what we can do to fight the social problems caused by burning coal.

Britain’s coal addiction is fuelling social injustice Left Foot Forward covered the reasons why we need to close the UK’s remaining coal fired power stations

Danish National radio programmes, one looking at Colombian coal and the other at Russian coal. Denmark imports most from Colombia and secondly from Russia.

Ditch Coal has also been mentioned on the London Mining Network website, Yes to life, No to Mining, Coal Wire mail outs and international coal email list