Tuesday, December 02, 2008

What's this all about!

I was astounded last night to see a Panorama show on Open Pit Coal Mining in this country. I hadn't heard anywhere in the news about the protests or the UK Government actions over the last year! Is someone suppressing this!

"Comeback Coal
But, as Panorama reports in Comeback Coal, with overseas energy supplies becoming alarmingly unpredictable, the UK government is keen to secure greater domestic supplies by extracting more of the billions of tons of coal lying beneath our feet.

There are plans to open more deep mines and extend the few we still have. But deep mines take years to develop and there is a much easier and quicker method of extracting the coal - opencast mining on the surface.
read it here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/7752738.stm

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