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Digging Up Trouble: The Environment, Protest and Opencast Mining

Author(s): Huw Beynon, Andrew Cox, Ray Hudson

Rivers Oram, London, 1999, pp. 288

General analysis of impact of opencast (strip) mining which spread in Britain in the 1980s. Chapter 7 ‘Changing Patterns of Protest’ (pp. 167-206) looks at the collaboration between the National Union of Miners’ Support Groups and environmental groups to oppose mines creating pollution, and examines the turn from conventional protest to direct action.