Film, speakers and discussion
Venue: Broadacre House, Market Street, NE1 6HQ
We know burning coal causes climate change, but what do we know of its human and ecological impacts?
"The consequences of coal mining in Russia are terrible. There are environmental and economic disasters happening in mining regions, especially in Kuzbass where the most of coal reserves located. Public health is getting worse and worse, indigenous people being forced out of their land, air and water poisoned.” Vladimir Slivyak, Ecodefense, our main speaker.
Through this event you will discover the impacts of mining coal to feed UK power stations and about the resistance to these mines and UK coal infrastructure. The North East has a long history of mining, but modern mining practises devastate large areas of land in exchange for small numbers of jobs.
There are proposed mines at Highthorn, near Druridge Bay and at Dewley Hill on the Newcastle/ Northumberland border. Campaigners against the Highthorn application have been invited to speak at this event and we hope that this meeting will bring together people to resist the application at Dewley Hill.
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