A Little Film…today in Whitehaven

A Little Film from today in Whitehaven.  West Cumbria Mining none too pleased about us being there.

Tomorrow we will meet outsidethe Beacon, Whitehaven 11am for a walk depending on the weather.  We will meet up anyway to do a much shorter walk if the weather is awful.

Good that some opposition was shown but Shame the BBC didnt mention all the groups opposing the mine from The Coal Authority to the RSPB,. Its strange why these groups  havn’t flagged up their strong opposition to the coal mine plan to their members and the media.

AGAINST THE PLAN Are:  The Coal Authority, National Trust, Natural England, Colourful Coast Partnership, RSPB, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, The Environment Agency, Coal Action Network and Many More!

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“Impact upon the wider marine and coastal environment..from the flooded anhydrite mine” 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.  It is common local knowledge that the anhydrite mine (Marchon Chemical Plant) supplied sulfuric acid worldwide for soap and fertiliser less common knowledge that the nuclear industry absolutely relies on enormous amounts of sulfuric acid for all sorts of processes from uranium mining to nuclear fuel reprocessing.  You can help the National Trust and others stop the coal mine plan in its tracks by pledging here.

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