No Community Consent? No Open Cast Mining!

Submitted by brt on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 13:11

Organised by the Coal Action Network:

Thought that the battle against coal had been won? Think again! Open cast coal mining is alive and well!

UK Coal have been trying to bring this extreme energy to Bradley in county Durham. First their planning application was unanimously rejected by the local council. Then they lost on appeal and now they're seeking a judicial review.

Please join The Coal Action Network at 9am on 5 June at the Royal Courts of Justice and let UK Coal know that no community consent means no open cast mining! Bring lots of banners and be prepared to make some noise!

South West Extreme Energy Gathering

Submitted by brt on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 09:38

South West Extreme Energy Gathering, 30th March 2013, 10 – 4pm

A gathering is taking place at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft in Bristol to bring together people interested in or active around resisting extreme energy developments in the South West.

The day will be an opportunity to:

*Find out about different campaigns in the South West
*Understand the concept of Extreme Energy & connect local campaigns to the bigger picture
*Build relationships & solidarity between groups
*Share strategies and skills

The event takes place a month before the national Extreme Energy Gathering that is taking place in Manchester 26-28th April.

What is Extreme Energy?

EDF suing climate activists for £5 million

Submitted by brt on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:19

  • Evidence of police/corporate collusion as police serve legal papers on activists on behalf of EDF, and hand over personal data.
  • Key CCTV footage at police station may have been deleted.
  • Counter-Terrorism Command visited activist at home.
  • Home Secretary Theresa May questioned in Parliament.

For more information, photos, film footage and interviews email press@nodashforgas.org.uk or phone 0744 7027 112.

Community action training workshop, Bristol

Submitted by brt on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 16:40

Sat 16 Feb, 1.30 - 5pm: Community Action Training
Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol, BS5 6JY.

Civil disobedience has been an important part of resisting extreme energy developments around the world. Learn a variety of techniques for blockades and lock-ons, and how to work together to stay safe on an action. Please email bristol@risingtide.org.uk if you are going so that we have an idea of numbers.

Part of the Frack Free Feburary month of action.

The Big Rig Revolt in Bath

Submitted by brt on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 19:14

The Big Rig Revolt – Getting ‘Fracktious’ in Bath

Saturday 1st of December and all over the country ordinary people joined together to show their resistance to the threat of extreme energy.

Frack Free Somerset and Bristol Rising Tide hit the streets of Bath, dressed once more as ‘Frack the World Inc.’. 20 people met at Kingsmead Square, built a mini-fracking rig and performed street theatre, made some noise and talked to people to raise awareness of the this mad dash for gas.

Dawn Blockade shuts Hinkley Point for 5 hours

Submitted by brt on Fri, 11/23/2012 - 00:00

At 6am on 23 November, 10 protestors from South West Against Nuclear and Bristol Rising Tide blockaded access to EDF energy’s nuclear sites at Hinkley Point, preventing the morning shift from starting work. 4 people in arm locks formed a barrier across the main access road at Wick Moor Drove in a bid to prevent further ground clearance work at the planned Hinkley C site and to protest at EDF’s plan to extend the life of aging reactors at the Hinkley B station.