Posts Tagged ‘Protest Against Nant Llesg Opencast’

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



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


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.

Thank you.

#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