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Support Legal Challenge to Stop Oil Expansion in the South East

As you are most probably aware, the oil company that operates in the south east of England, UK Oil & Gas, has recently received permits for another 4 new oil wells (totally 6) and 20 years of oil production at Horse Hill in Surrey.  This permit will make Horse Hill the second biggest oil production site… Continue reading Support Legal Challenge to Stop Oil Expansion in the South East

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Horse Hill Climate Emergency Demo this Saturday 26 October

In July 2019, Surrey County Council declared climate emergency. Two months later, they gave the go-ahead to plans for four more oil wells and 20 years of production at Horse Hill, near Horley. To highlight the dangers of more oil drilling in a time of climate emergency, there will be a peaceful demonstration on Saturday, 26 October 2019… Continue reading Horse Hill Climate Emergency Demo this Saturday 26 October

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‘Let Communities Decide’ – Permitted Development and Nationally Signficant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) Campaign

Time is running short and it is vitally important for us to engage with these two consultations, one on Permitted Development and one on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). The deadline for both is 11.45 p.m. on October 25th. A comprehensive guide has been written by Frack Free Ryedale. A local Weald Action Group campaigner… Continue reading ‘Let Communities Decide’ – Permitted Development and Nationally Signficant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) Campaign

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Partial victory for oil campaigners fighting UKOG injunction – appeal being prepared

The defendants say: “We welcome the partial support the judge gave to our case but we’re going to fight on. Oil companies cannot be allowed to set the legal framework for protest in this way. Dissent is not a crime and the penalties for breaching an injunction are severe”. Six women from Surrey and Sussex… Continue reading Partial victory for oil campaigners fighting UKOG injunction – appeal being prepared

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Acidising and fracking in the South East

Since the initial tests at Balcombe when the word 'fracking' was freely used, the oil & gas industry have changed tack and claim they are not fracking in the South East of England. They claim the geology is "naturally fractured". However, in many cases they are intending to acidise. What is acidising? Acidising involves injecting… Continue reading Acidising and fracking in the South East

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Solidarity Sunday at Ellesmere Port – 14 December

Ellesmere Port is the only live fracking site in the country.  The community protection camp burned down but the locals are still determined to fight back against the poisonous fracking industry.  on 14 December, they are calling for a day of solidarity from anti-fracking groups around the country. Join us and many from the 300+… Continue reading Solidarity Sunday at Ellesmere Port – 14 December