“We need to act now – urgently – to bring greenhouse emissions down to net zero. Not by 2050 but as fast as humanly possible, in fact faster, in order to prevent catastrophic and irreversible changes to our climate that are going to result in devastating impacts on our planet and cause incalculable suffering and loss of life.
“Scientists have been raising the alarm [about climate change] for over 40 years and nothing has actually been done. Simply telling the facts impartially is what we have been trained to do. But scientists are now stepping out of their research labs and from behind their desks…. We have an obligation to humanity to come out onto the streets and take action.”
Dr Emily Grossman, molecular biologist, geneticist and co-founder of Scientists for Extinction Rebellion, at the Horse Hill Rebel Alliance’s ‘Climate Emergency’ demonstration at the Horse Hill oil site on 26 October.
Following the shocking decision by Surrey County Council to approve four new oil wells at Horse Hill (bringing the total to six) – and commercial oil production for more than 20 years – there will be a demonstration at Horse Hill on Saturday 26th October.
A collaboration of climate campaign groups, Horse Hill Rebel Alliance, invites you to join this legal, peaceful protest to highlight the dangers of more oil drilling in a time of climate chaos.
Campaigners from the Weald Action Group were deeply concerned and disappointed when Councillors on the Surrey County Council Planning and Regulatory Committee voted on 11 September to give the go-ahead to massive expansion of oil drilling at Horse Hill, near Horley.
Horse Hill Developments Ltd now has the green light to drill five new wells (one for water reinjection, which is implicated in causing earthquakes elsewhere) and commercial oil production for 25 years.*
Judgement from the UKOG Injunction was handed down on 3rd September 2018
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 fighting against an interim injunction application by UK Oil and Gas have vowed to fight on after a High Court judge approved it in part.