Why Ffos-y-fran?

Miller Argent are part of the greedy few who continue to sacrifice our health, our communities and the future of our planet for their short-term profits. We are part of a movement of millions who continue to struggle for a greener, fairer future – we are here to shut down Ffos-y-fran and say no to coal. Because the science is clear – a safe climate is only achievable if fossil fuels stay in the ground.

For nearly a decade, the 11-million-tonne Ffos-y-fran mine has scarred the landscape and the community in South Wales. Now the corporation responsible for Ffos-y-fran – Miller Argent – wants to crush local democracy and resistance, and dig another vast coal mine just next door at Nant Llesg. Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel and we cannot transition to a just, democratic and clean energy system while we continue to dig it up and burn it.

We want to build on the strong tradition of mass action Climate Camps in the UK, and the success of the Reclaim the Power camps over the last few years. We have also been inspired by Ende Gelände and other international coal resistance movements.

Last year, the Welsh Assembly voted for a moratorium on opencast coal mining, but the Government have ignored them. Let’s make leaving fossil fuels in the ground a defining political issue in Wales and the UK.

 

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