Climate Activists Threaten to Shut Down World's Major Coal Sites
Climate activists will use direct action to try to shut down major fossil fuel sites across the world in May, including the UK’s largest open cast coal mine in southWales.
The dozen international sites facing civil disobedience from the Break Free 2016 campaign span the globe from the US to Australia and South Africa to Indonesia.
The Ffos-y-fran opencast mine, near Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, is about halfway through extracting 11m tonnes of coal. Ellie Groves, from the Reclaim the Power network, said: “The only way we can stop catastrophic climate change is taking action to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”