Stop the expansion of Bradley Opencast Coal Mine

Not content with attempts to destroy Druridge Bay to mine millions of tonnes of coal in Northumberland, Banks Mining Group are now planning to expand their mining operations at the Bradley opencast coal mine in County Durham.

With coal power set to legally phase out in 2025 and just five operating coal power stations left in the UK, we're in the midst of a dangerous new coal mining scramble at the expense of our climate, local communities and the natural environment.

Extinction Rebellion North East are joining forces with the local community to stop the expansion of the coal mine by any means necessary.

We can't do this without your help.

We're planning an escalating campaign of peaceful nonviolent civil disobedience bringing together hundreds of local people and activists to take a stand.

Why are we doing this?

The local community have tried everything to stop this mine. Over 3,000 people in Pont Valley logged planning objections to the mine, 55,000 petitioners demanded it's rejection and Durham County Council rejected planning permission no less than three times before being overuled by the High Court.

Since then, Durham County Council have declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency.

The science is clear, we must act fast, end coal production in the UK and transition to a new green economy to avoid catastrophic climate change within our lifetimes.

Please donate now - we can't do this without you. We have less than one week left to raise the remaining £700.

This crowdfunder will fund transport from nearby and far flung towns and cities to bring people to the mine and feed and supply the actions.

While fossil fuels wreak havoc on our climate, their extraction is causing real pain right now. Residents of Pont Valley frequently complain of the misery of thick black and orange dust permeating their houses and their lungs, of loud explosions and constant noise from the massive mining machines.

Like community life, the mine has utterly destroyed a sensitive habitat for a range of protected species including rare newts, butterflies and birds - and damaged the continued prospects of the surviving species in the area.

Nine months ago the British Parliament declared a Climate Emergency.

Now we are calling on the UK Government to end it's support for Bradley opencast mine and to end coal production in the UK by 2025.

Please give whatever you can afford today.

Every penny counts in this campaign - Any money not spent by the campaign will be donated to Extinction Rebellion North East and local anti-coal campaigners.

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