Three campaigners begin a legal challenge this morning to government support for the oil and gas industry.
DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in winter 2021/2 involving the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
Environmental damage from burning oil in cars or planes should be assessed, as well as the benefits of oil production, campaigners told the court of appeal in London today.
Long-term oil extraction from a site in the Surrey greenbelt would “inevitably” result in greenhouse gas emissions from burning the fuel, the court of appeal was told today.
The UK government is in court today to defend long-term oil production in the Surrey greenbelt – just three days after the end of international climate talks in Glasgow.
Dame Judi Dench has given her support to an online auction to raise money for a court challenge to the expansion of oil drilling at Horse Hill in Surrey.
Greenpeace has lost a legal challenge to the UK government’s decision to allow BP to drill 30 million barrels of oil from the Vorlich Field in the North Sea.
The operator of the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey lost nearly £18m in the year to September 2020 –a more than 15-fold increase on the year before.
Two cyclists have begun a 1,000 mile ride to Spain in a campaign to stop oil extraction at Horse Hill in Surrey.
The government’s climate adviser has said planning policies must deliver carbon-reduction goals – but it declined to back a landmark legal challenge to how UK onshore oil production is decided.