Posts Tagged ‘Nant Llesg Protectors’

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Today myself and 9 comrades met a UN Special Rapporteur on Hazardous Substances and Waste and impacts of pollution and also a lady who is UN Special Rapporteur to the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights.

It was an excellent meeting that lasted for two and a half hours and could’ve gone on longer. We really can talk for hours about our 10 year fight against Miller Argent Ffos Y Fran opencast and the proposed and failed application to remove the mountaintop and quarry Nant Llesg.

I think we overwhelmed them with information and they were very shocked.

Which is both good and bad isn’t it?

The lady who answers to the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights said:

“What we are hearing from you is more like what we are familiar with in “developing countries” apart from an absence of violence against the protesters.

Says it all really doesn’t it?

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Mission accomplished, our Chairman Terry, Hilda & myself yesterday hand delivered 1,058 public objection letters along with  some separate individual letters to Hefin Jones
Planning Inspectorate team leader(photo attached) also there was Rhys Rigby (planning appeal) and Gareth Harvey (commons/right of ways) this along
with 7,855 from the online petition hosted by Friends of the Earth Cymru / Cyfeillion y Ddaear Cymru however we still could not confirm final figure, but even so 8,913 is a remarkable figure in the time we had, as Chris our Secretary said; “A magnificent effort at possibly the worse time of year and against very tight deadlines.”

This makes a job extremely well done by everybody.
We have made our mark and they certainly know we are an active community of Nant Llesg Protectors.

15,800+ People have read about our fears over Ffos – Y -Fran via the Loose AntiOpencasting Network and a message to George Monbiot
 

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I have put out an “Urgent Appeal” to all that use Twitter to join a twitterstorm prior the “Iolo’s Beacons” airing on BBC 1 Wales tomorrow.

Aerial photograph of Nant Llesg

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As discussed during UNITED VALLEYS ACTION GROUP EGM monday meeting;

A PR company “WYG” (offices in Newport Rd, Cardiff) hired by Miller-Argent are trying to get Brecon Beacons National Park, BBNP, to withdraw their objection to the Nant Llesg opencast at the Planning Inspectorate Wales appeal, effectively holding a gun to the CCBC planning committee who rejected Miller Argent last August.

The Ffos-y-fran coalmine

We want to start a Twitterstorm as follows before the TV programme:

@BBCWales @BBCNews @BBCOne @BreconBeaconsNP #SaveNantLlesg #IolosBeacons Don’t remove OBJECTIONS to STOPPING MASSIVE OPENCAST!

before the screening of “Iolo’s Brecon Beacons” on BBC1 Wales on Wednesday 7.30pm
you could also tweet:

@BreconBeaconsNP why considering removing objections to MASSIVE opencast 478 hectares of Nant Llesg Common? #SaveNantLlesg @UnitedValleys

Hopefully we can get many people to tweet and raise the pressure upon BBNP not to withdraw their objection.

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Thank you.

Photographer Nigel Pugh 24 April.

Within the era of scientifically accepted ‘we are the cause of climate change and global warming’ and its inevitable consequences, can we afford new and further exploitation of fossil fuels?

“The world possesses the tools and technology needed to reduce carbon emissions, build a more sustainable economy and end our reliance on fossil fuels.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jimmy-carter/climate-change-who-will-l_b_5185328.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&#8221

Currently Wales and the UK are awash with a tide of new fossil fuel exploitation, shale gas, coal bed methane and new open cast coal mines.
So often cited as bridging to renewables, or replacing imported fossil fuels.
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(FYI – I’m the one in the home made zombie mask holding up my  red sign)