The general election campaign so far has been a miserable and myopic affair, even by the already low standards set by previous contests. Go down an average street across the UK and you’d be hard pressed to tell there’s an election on at all. No posters, no rallies (gosh how terribly un-British that would be) and no politicians trying to get our vote.
The battle against coal is heating up. From our very own Carbon Capital campaign to get the banks out of coal to the fossil fuel divestment movement being led by 350.org and People and Planet in the UK, more and more pressure is being brought to bear to end the coal industry.
For two years now, we have exposed the dirty fossil fuel secrets of the major UK banks. We’ve shown how big banks plough billions of pounds into coal, oil and gas, threatening dangerous climate change. We’ve also exposed the terrible things some of the big coal mining companies they fund are doing in the name of corporate profit.