Miller Argent

From Global Energy Monitor

Miller Argent is a joint venture between the Miller Group Limited and Argent Group PLC, founded in 2002 to carry out the Ffos-y-fran Land Reclamation Scheme. It owns or controls over 3,500 acres of land including the Ffos-y-fran coal mine, a controversial opencast mine in South Wales. [1]

Direct Action against Miller Argent

A group of activists - including some polar bears - occupy a construction vehicle at the Ffos-y-fran coal mine in South Wales on Dec. 5, 2007.

Dec. 5, 2007: Blockade of Ffos-y-fran coal mine construction site

On December 5, 2007, about thirty local residents and activists from a variety of environmental groups - many of whom were dressed as polar bears - occupied the Ffos-y-fran coal mine construction site in South Wales. Several polar bears chained themselves to bulldozers, while other people hung a banner from one bulldozer criticizing Prime Minister Gordon Brown's ongoing support for coal power (the action was timed to coincide with the Bali climate change negotiations). Miller Argent, the company digging the mine, plans to remove 11 million tons of coal from the site. Several community groups have spoken out against the mine, which is being built about forty yards from several homes.[2]


  • James Poyner, Director, Miller Group Ltd.
  • Stephen Tillman, Director, Argent Group

Contact details

Miller Argent (South Wales) Limited
Cwmbargoed Disposal Point
Fochriw Road
Merthyr Tydfil
Mid Glamorgan
CF48 4AE
Tel: 0870 111 5600



  1. Miller Argent site, accessed January 2009.
  2. Activists Stop Welsh Coalmine Excavation, The Guardian, December 5, 2007. For video, see Polar Bears Populate Welsh Coal Mine.

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