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Quarrying and mining

Quarries scar the landscape Quarries scar the landscape. Quarries scar the landscape Quarries scar the landscape. Photo: © CPRE

The issues:

Quarries scar the landscape

Opencast mines and quarries scar the landscape

At a time when we need to be reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, we are still tearing up the landscape in order to dig out new coal.


The impact of opencast mining

Local campaigns

CPRE groups around England are campaigning against proposals for new opencast mines. Some of these are in Green Belt areas, Special Areas of Conservation, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They have brought detailed evidence to a number of inquiries.

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