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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.”

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.

(FYI – I’m the one in the home made zombie mask holding up my  red sign)



#fossilfuels a bygone era

Protesting at Ty Penallta resplendent in Zombie mask

Protesting at Ty Penallta
resplendent in Zombie mask

Photographer Nigel Pugh shared his images from yesterday’s protest at Ty Penallta, Ystrad Mynach.

It was really well attended and we handed over 5,793 separate objections that the Planning department are legally bound to look at and answer individually!

#fossilfuels a bygone era: 
Also Shared with groups that I’m an Admin on:
United Valleys Action Group STOP THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY Covanta Incinerator Objection Group
Green Valleys Alliance
Rhymney Valley Express
Art Practice At Usw
 Mark McGowan
“Death of the Valleys” Protest Against Nant Llesg Open Cast Mine


Local newspaper coverage: Link


Here is what the BBC Wales News didn’t broadcast in their pathetic 10sec coverage of the protest against Miller Argent at Caerphilly County Borough Council Ty Penallta on Tuesday 22nd April.


My Arse!

“While the mine developer is promising job creation, if the proposals are given the go-ahead then existing jobs are under threat, with many local businesses stating that the impact of the mine would be too great for them to remain in the area. A report conducted by the Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff University last year found that the operation could create a £28.7m a year hole in the local economy, leading to significant job losses and undermining efforts to attract inward investment.” SOURCE