The coalition’s encouragement of developers such as York Potash forms part of a neoliberal assault on the environment.
More interesting reading from the latest Issue of Private Eye under Rotten Boroughs: “MOOR THE MERRIER – Tricky conflict of interest situations for the planning committee of North York Moors national park authority as it considers plans for the world’s biggest potash mine. Mining company Sirius Minerals say locals will be happy to have the UK’s [...]
Jobs Yes – but not at any cost Diana Jeuda, secretary of Whitby Labour Party Potash Group writes: I am a local Whitby resident but I am not a regular reader of this website. Knowing I was going to write this article, I sat down and read the two potash threads. What impressed me was the [...]
York Potash Submit Plans For A Potash Mine Just Outside Whitby The North York Moors National Park Authority has received planning application documents from York Potash Ltd for the development of a new potash mine at Dove’s Nest Farm, to the south of Sneaton village, near Whitby. This is a major proposal for the [...]
An oblique view of current York Potash developments - by Vanda Inman “We may have some trouble with Ted Hawbaker...” The Bismarck Tribune newspaper (North Dakota) reported that a company that had been exploring the potential for potash mining in North Dakota was abandoning the project. Don Dickie, a senior geologist for Dakota Salts’ parent company, [...]
North York Moors Heather - August 2012 The North York Moors national park, where Sirius Minerals plans to sink a potash mine 'of low visual impact'. A mining company has revealed plans to sink a potash mine in the North York Moors national park, creating 1,000 jobs and generating £1.5bn a year. The mine [...]
Where is Indiana Jones when you need him? There are records of 12,000 archaeological sites and features in the North York Moors National Park, of which 700 are listed ancient monuments. Around the 2,000 BC period, the Germanic Celtics inhabited all areas of the moors, destroyed much of the original forest, exhausted of nutrients, these people moved on, leaving behind land that was incapable of supporting anything but a heathland vegetation and about 3,000 Bronze Age burial mounds. Nowadays, our climate is influenced by the shelter of the worst of the moist westerly winds provided by the Pennines and the proximity of the North Sea. The North York Moors are drained by two main river systems. The northern part being drained by the River Esk its tributaries flowing west to east and emptying its load at Whitby.
“(Wooly Bully) JOB’S A GOOD’UN” Following the first of my articles on the fiercely contended topic of the Sirius/YPL development proposals to mine beneath the North Yorkshire Moors National Park (“The Wizard of ‘IF’”), I received some praise for my ‘balanced and measured’ observations, notably from Pro-Sirian readers. Since the publication of my follow-up pieces (“A [...]