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Ancient woodland stands in the way of new coal.

Celtic Energy have lost their challenge against the refusal of their plan to extend an open cast mine into ancient woodland.

A bird’s eye view of Margham – ancient Coed Hafod Heulog to the right. 273 more words

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The sun shines on Coed Hafodheulog again

It is days like this that really give us a boost when campaigning to protect ancient woodland. On Monday we found out that the appeal to extend the Margam open cast coal mine was dismissed by the Welsh Government and to be honest a little unexpected. 358 more words

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Coal causes controversy

This week the Woods under Threat team have been working on an open cast coal proposal – ‘exciting’ I hear you say, with a touch of sarcasm! 357 more words

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Climate change - People have a powerful voice - we need to use it to protect ancient woodland

The recent announcement about Kingsnorth has been welcomed by environmentalists, green activists and sensible people everywhere.  There is no doubt that without the questions, debate and delays brought about by the huge opposition to this proposed new coal fired power station, it would be well on its way to being built by now. 545 more words

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No thanks Celtic Energy!

Time has swiftly rolled on since my last blog and the Public Inquiry into the Margam open cast coal mine extension is already nearly over. Over the last 3-4 weeks Celtic Energy (Margam’s owners) have been setting out their evidence on why the extension should be allowed. 231 more words

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