Stopping new coal in Shropshire
As well holding up mining work the camp has also been undertaking vital outreach work with the local communities and last week they took to their ‘No New Coal’ message to the River Severn.
In a hand-built raft (what else?) activists set-off down the River Severn and past E.on’s Buildwas B coal-fired power station (where the coal from Huntington Lane will end up).
According to the West Midland’s Climate Action blog the raft “then sailed further downstream and under the famous Iron Bridge where it was meet with cheers from a crowd of locals and tourists who had gathered on the bridge.”
The Defend Huntingdon Lane Camp has been doing a fantastic job at holding up what was almost imminent UK Coal excavations on the Wrekin and as always extra help and support is always required. Take a look at their current wish list.