Category Archives: Open cast coal

SOS: Save the historically significant Smithy Wood

Our ‘Save Smithy Wood’ campaign has revealed some of the fascinating history of this wood under threat. Thank you to Melvyn Jones for our latest guest blog -Melvyn is a geographer turned landscape historian and was appointed Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam … Continue reading

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WuT you like to see?

With the creation of the new Woods under Threat (WuT) database that has been mentioned in my previous post it has meant that we are now able to analyse the data that we have collected over the last 10 years across the … Continue reading

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Ancient woodland stands in the way of new coal.

Celtic Energy have lost their challenge against the refusal of their plan to extend an open cast mine into ancient woodland. A bird’s eye view of Margham – ancient Coed Hafod Heulog to the right. The main element of the appeal … Continue reading

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The Wave – our ‘trees’ meet Ed Miliband (#5)

In the final of our Wave blog series, here’s a “tree’s-eye” view from the front and a first hand account from our meeting with Ed Miliband before he left for Copenhagen. Along with our coalition partners RSPB, Tearfund, Christian Aid, National … Continue reading

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Climate change – People have a powerful voice – we need to use it to protect ancient woodland

The recent announcement about Kingsnorth has been welcomed by environmentalists, green activists and sensible people everywhere.  There is no doubt that without the questions, debate and delays brought about by the huge opposition to this proposed new coal fired power station, it … Continue reading

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All-new discussion space gets our Facebook fans talking!

Exploring what social networking sites have to offer has been an interesting way for us to reach new and different audiences with our campaign messages. At this stage, our new media of choice is Facebook. And as our pages speed … Continue reading

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No thanks Celtic Energy!

Time has swiftly rolled on since my last blog and the Public Inquiry into the Margam open cast coal mine extension is already nearly over. Over the last 3-4 weeks Celtic Energy (Margam’s owners) have been setting out their evidence on why … Continue reading

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