SUPPORT OUR LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST A NEW COAL MINE IN CUMBRIA
Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole – demonstration back in 2017
Many groups including KCCH and individuals demonstrating outside Cumbria County Council offices on the day of ratification 31st October 2019
NEW – LEGAL CHALLENGE – We need your help.
Check out the CrowdJustice page here – we have donated £50 already but- we need £5000 to take forward the Legal Challenge. If you cannot donate then please do share and get the message out that this fight against the first deep coal mine in the UK in decades is far from over.
Thank you to Lawyers Leigh Day who have already put so much work into paving the way and ensuring a legal challenge is possible.
UPDATE: What a rollercoaster! Firstly on 31st October we had an amazing demonstration of opposition outside Cumbria County Council offices with many groups and individuals taking part to show the strength of feeling against this coal mine. This was despite the fact that we only found out last minute by accident about the ‘ratification’ meeting for the first deep coal mine in the UK in decades. As you will have heard the committee again voted unanimously to pass the plans…shocking! Then on the same day as the much publicised announcement on the halt to fracking there was a much more subdued announcement that the Secretary of State will not call in Cumbria County Council’s outrageous decision on the coal mine for a public inquiry.
Thank you so much for the donations so many of you have already made for the initial advice from top lawyers Leigh Day. This has been of such enormous value and has paved the way for a legal challenge so we can continue to fight this terrible plan..
A new crowd justice fundraiser is now live and can be found here. We now need to up the ante and raise enough funds to cover the costs of a full legal challenge. We can’t do it without your help. If you can share the page or donate no matter how small the donation then please do.
If this coal mine is not stopped the carbon emissions alone would be likely to result over its lifetime to one full year of UK national emissions. This is crazy given that the UK government has declared a climate emergency.
Not only would this coal mine produce 9 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year (not including methane, radon etc) but the plan is to extend mining activity under the Irish Sea to within 5 miles of Sellafield.
The results of induced seismic events of any magnitude at the worlds riskiest nuclear waste site could be catastrophic on a planetary scale.
There are so many reasons to oppose this coal mine plan from climate catastrophe to nuclear catastrophe. That is why we are campaigning hard to stop the plan.
Please check out the CrowdJustice Page and PLEASE continue to Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole! All donations made will go direct to the legal challenge!
With Many Thanks!!!
Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole – a Radiation Free Lakeland campaign