Reacting to the news that Ffos-y-Ffran has at the 11th hour appealed an order to prevent them digging coal, Peredur Owen Griffiths, Plaid Cymru MS for South Wales East, said: “The mine operators are treating public authorities and local residents with utter disdain and contempt.
“They have ridden roughshod over planning law and gamed the appeals system in order to extract as much coal and profit from the land as they possibly can.
“Meanwhile, residents and the local environment are suffering while this matter is decided in the courts.”
He added: “I am concerned at the dangerous precedent this sets for the future. If we are not careful, Wales will be seen as a soft touch for corporations to do what they want.”
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