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In the face of dangerous climate change caused by human activity, the Coal Action Scotland collective exists to challenge the advancement of coal as an energy source.

We aim to inform people about the dangers posed by new coal, promote alternatives, work with those involved, and directly challenge new coal exploitation from source to point of use.

Articles by Coal Action Scotland

Tell the Scottish Government: Opencast moratorium and public inquiry now!

Please support communities opposing opencast in Scotland by participating in this online action: The Scottish Government is currently consulting on new regulation for what they hope will “regulate restoration effectively”.

¡No Pasaran! Stop the forced eviction of villagers to make way for British-owned mine!

Cerrejon Coal and the Colombian courts are threatening to evict indigenous and afro-descendent villagers at Roche, in the northern province of La Guajira, on Thursday 29 August. They want to expand their massive opencast mine.

Scottish Resources Group circles the wagons – the end is nigh

“In the absence of new investment and urgent stakeholder support there is a high probability that SRG will be unable to continue.”

Massive downsizing at Scottish Coal as all but two mines set to close

Scottish Coal have just announced 450 redundancies in the company, taking the workforce down to 300, a closure of its headquarters and the mothballing or closure of all but two of its 9 mines in Scotland.

Coal truck crash tragedy in North Ayrshire

Last week a coal truck travelling through the small village of Fairlie in North Ayrshire

Community battles on as SEPA approves draining of Loch Fitty

The Scottish Environmental Protection Association has helped Scottish Coal over its final hurdle to starting work on its 3.4 million tonne Loch Fitty extension of St Ninnians opencast coal site.