Boris Johnson's government pledged to lead international efforts to phase-out coal at the last UN climate summit. But it wants to EXPAND a disastrous coal mine in Wales – and now the UK coal regulator has approved the hair-brained scheme!
It could spark a wave of copycat coal mining schemes across the country, driving up emissions just as we need to be slashing them.
But our partners at Coal Action Network have discovered that the UK Coal Authority made serious mistakes in its decision to grant the project a licence – and they’ve assembled a crack team of lawyers to get the permit overturned in court.
They’re a tiny group and don’t have enough money to cover the legal costs. But if we all chip in, we can make sure these anti-coal heroes can take their case to court and give them the best chance of winning. Can you help fund this legal fight to keep 40 million tonnes of coal in the ground – and stop similar mines getting approved across the UK?