Autumn 2021 diary updated

DrillOrDrop’s updated diary of events in autumn 2021 involving the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.

This post will be updated with new details as we get them. Please let us know about any events you think should be included.

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Tuesday 19 October 2021

Public demonstration against oil exploration on the Isle of Wight. 3.30pm, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight. Details

Isle of Wight planning committee. Decision expected on UKOG’s application to drill for oil at Arreton. 4pm, Council Chamber, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight. Link to meeting agenda

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Oral parliamentary question on Horse Hill oil site to Alok Sharma, the Cop26 president. Lib Dem MP, Wera Hobhouse, is to ask:

“What assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposals to put four new oil wells in Surrey on the UK’s (a) credibility and (b) negotiating position as President of COP26.”

Thursday 21 October 2021

Backbench business in House of Commons. General debate on Cop26 and limiting global temperature to 1.5 degrees. Details

Westminster Hall debate. UK’s climate progress – the Climate Change Committee’s 2021 progress report. 1.30pm. Details

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Not here, not anywhere. International solidarity against fracking. 7pm Zoom conference with speakers from anti-fracking campaigns around the world: David Kesteven, chair of Eckington Against Fracking; Ina Maria Shikongo, of Fridays for the Future Windhoek; Sleydo’, of the Gidimt’en check-point on Wet’suwet’en territory in Canada; and Esteban G Servat, scientist form Argentina. The chair is Anna Thoday, an anti-fracking campaigner in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Details and to register

Monday 1 November2021

Opening day of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Runs until Friday 12 November 2021.

Lincolnshire County Council planning committee meeting. Expected decision on Egdon Resources application for sidetrack drilling and production at Biscathorpe. 2pm, Tennyson Suite, Brackenborough Hotel, Cordeaux Corner, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 0SZ. Link to meeting agenda

Saturday 6 November 2021

Global day of action for climate justice. Details.
Horse Hill event in Surrey.
Chesterfield event in Derbyshire
Eastbourne event in East Sussex
Glasgow march and rally
London march and rally
Cardiff event

Click here for links to more events

Sunday 7 November 2021

People’s summit for climate justice. Online and in person. Continues until Wednesday 10 November 2021. Details

Thursday 11 November 2021

Virtual AGM for AJ Lucas Group Limited. 9am Sydney time. Details

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November 2021

Appeal Court hearing. Two-day hearing in the case brought by Sarah Finch against Surrey County Council over indirect carbon emissions from the Horse Hill production site near Gatwick.

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Paid to Pollute rally. Rally and delivery of Paid to Pollute’s petition against UK government spending on the oil and gas industry. 10am, central London. Details and background

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Paid to pollute claimants versus UK government. Case at the High Court in London over public money spent on the oil & gas industry. Details and background

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