Greenpeace said today that four environmental activists are occupying the Dan Bravo oil rig to demand an immediate ban on all further exploration in Denmark. The protesters swam from the Rainbow Warrior ship to reach the installation in the Danish sector of the North Sea, the group said. Greenpeace accused Denmark of hypocrisy, saying the country enjoyed a global reputation as a green champion, but continued to approve oil and gas projects.
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One of England’s last remaining mines extracted its final lump of coal yesterday, bringing thousands of years of history in Co Durham to a close. The Banks Group, which owns Bradley mine, had sought to expand the site but was turned down earlier this summer after a campaign by environmental and local activists. The company said that without the expansion, which would extracted a further 90,000 tonnes of coal each year, mining in the area was no longer viable. In February a coalition of former miners and activists from Extinction Rebellion was formed to protest against the planning application. Demonstrators dressed as canaries blockaded the entrance to the mine for three days. Durham county council received more than 5,500 objections to the plan, many on environmental grounds.
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