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Coal “conscience” activists close England’s largest opencast mine

3 Nov 2015

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In yet another call for the UK government to end its love affair with coal, protesters shut down England’s largest opencast coal mine. Entering the Shotton mine, situated on land belonging to prominent climate sceptic and Conservative peer Viscount Matt Ridley, the protesters have occupied one of the 500-tonne coal excavating machines, and are blockading the entrance to prevent coal leaving the site, and have closed down operations at the mine.

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