By Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch. 23/09/2016. (Re-published from the Yes to Life, no to mining blog) On 22nd October, activists against coal, against forest destruction for bioenergy, and for climate justice will be protesting outside the UK’s biggest power station: Drax in North Yorkshire. 10 years ago, Drax was the site of the first Climate Camp, a […]

By Richard Solly, London Mining Network Co-ordinator Last month, I represented LMN member group Colombia Solidarity Campaign on a delegation organised by US organisation Witness for Peace to La Guajira in northern Colombia. We went to visit communities and workers affected by the massive opencast Cerrejón coal mine, owned by London-listed companies Anglo American,  BHP […]

Open letter to the President of Cerrejón Coal and the Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore (Co-ordinated by the London Mining Network) 7 June 2016 Roberto Junguito, President, Cerrejón Coal Sir John Parker, Chairman, Anglo American Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive, Anglo American Jac Nasser, Chairman, BHP Billiton Andrew Mackenzie, […]

Duridge Bay Application Reduced
December 26, 2014

Banks Mining have announced a reduction in the size of their application to mine coal at Highthorn close to Druridge Bay, Northumberland. The news this week in The Chronicle says ‘The company has now submitted a scoping report to Northumberland County Council in which it has reduced the area it proposes to mine a second […]

Dancing and Coal Mining
October 29, 2014

Land in which to dance, grow and live Conflicts with Coal “If you follow the coal leaving your region, Cesar, it first heads north on the train to Santa Marta on the Atlantic coast of Colombia. It gets loaded on to ships and exported. Some of it eventually arrives in a place called Avonmouth, at […]


We are pleased to announce that The Dirty Coal Tour will be joined by Pius Ginting from Friends of the Earth Indonesia. BHP Billiton, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange are plan to cause devastation in Indonesia, in addition to the countries they are already exploiting. Thanks to down to Earth and War […]


Sheffield: Sunday 26th October, 16:00-18:00 Lecture Theatre 2, MAPP-LT02, University of Sheffield. Durham: Monday 27th October, 19:00-21:00 Room ER145, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, DH1 3JT Newcastle: Tuesday 28th October Fine Art lecture hall, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, 7pm-9.30pm