UK Coal and the Government have reached a deal to close Kellingley colliery in 2015 with the loss of 700 jobs.
The first redundancies have already taken place but there's still a chance we can keep Kellingley open going forward. We need the Government and UK Coal to reach agreement and submit a proposal for EU state aid to extend the life of the mine and to explore all other potential options.
If we don't take action quickly, we won’t be able to get the new development going again and it will be closed for good.
Please take a moment to sign our petition and send a message to the Government and UK Coal to do everything they can do find a proper solution to the closure of the colliery and save 700 local jobs.
We call on UK Coal and the Government to do everything possible to find a solution to the current crisis including working with other investors and the European Commission to get a deal that would keep the pit open beyond 2015.