No Opencast Mining at Druridge Bay

Posted on 14-03-19 by Berwick-Upon-Tweed CLP Number of votes: 0 | Number of comments: 0

Please find attached a resolution opposing fossil fuel extraction at Druridge Bay, carried unanimously at Berwick-upon-Tweed CLP All Member's Meeting on March 11th 2019.

This motion originated from members opposed to the 'Highthorn' surface mining application by Banks Group at Druridge Bay in Northumberland, one of the most beautiful and environmentally important coastal regions in the UK.

Banks Group are appealing the Secretary of State's decision to refuse this application, and they may have the support of Conservative-led Northumberland County Council.

The members who approved this resolution would be grateful for confirmation that a ban on mining of fossil fuels remains a priority for the next Labour Party Manifesto, and that Druridge Bay (and the rest of the UK) will be protected from fossil fuel extraction in the future, if and when the Labour Party is in Government.

Referring to: Environment, Energy and Culture

The Environment, Energy and Culture Policy Commission is tasked with leading Labour’s policy development on the environment, food and rural affairs, energy and climate change, and culture, media and sport.

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