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Callout to Defend Huntington Lane!

Birmingham IMC | 29.10.2010 20:09 | Ecology | Energy Crisis | Free Spaces | Social Struggles | Birmingham

There has been a callout on the newswire to defend the Huntington Lane protest camp. The coal protest camp based at the foot of the Wrekin near Telford in Shropshire is resisting attempts by UK Coal to destroy an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. UK Coal plans to extract 900,000 tonnes of poor quality coal, in a huge open cast operation over the next few years. The plans include destroying parts of an ancient woodland and will be responsible for a minimum of 1,500,000 tonnes of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.

Links: Defend Huntington Lane: Photo report and call-out (Part 1) | Defend Huntington Lane: Photo report and call-out (Part 2) | Defend Huntington Lane | 4 November callout

Previous feature: Don't Wreck The Wrekin

and the 'fort'
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The Huntington Lane protest camp has been preparing since March, digging tunnels and constructing defences. The National Eviction Team now appears to be maintaining a continuous presence on part of the site. The National Eviction Team have already cleared an unoccupied part of the camp. Support is urgently needed to defend the main camp. Defend Huntington Lane protest camp are encouraging any concerned individuals to pay a visit to camp whether it be to stay on, help out with defences, leave a donation or lend their moral support. Food and supplies to take underground would be very useful.

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  1. local press coverage — fyi