The Campaign to Protect Rural England is fundamentally opposed to opencast mining
in terms of carbon dioxide emissions as well as landscape impacts.
John Ladley, regeneration manager at Wakefield Council, urged his neighbouring authority to oppose the opencast mining
Digger Clare Reed said: "He is totally complicit in the destruction caused by opencast mining
in the valley and all the impacts inflicted on communities, but suffers none of the impacts himself.
I make no apology for publicly stating that I don't like opencast mining
and that it has no place in North Warwickshire.
Carl Sargeant held a summit to discuss the challenges of restoring opencast mining
sites when operations come to an end.
Blom Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant, MikkelEnn opencast mining
and tunnel, excavation contract.
The historical and widely acclaimed Tanfield Railway will also suffer possible damage through the opencast mining
taking place so close them, the dirt and noise may also put off their visitors.
Local Conservatives, who are also opposed to opencast mining
in the area, pointed out that the county council had no choice but to include the site in the planning document as a direct result of rules brought in by John Prescott, and by various other ministers.
She insisted the proposals were 'not an attempt to close down opencast mining
Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant suggested a moratorium on opencast mining
would not resolve problems around the issue.
Coun Jonathan Wallace, who is leading the campaign, said: "This is one of two applications for opencast mining
in the area.
Contract award: Delivery of 6-kV and 30-kV trailing cables for opencast mining