Horse Hill Appeal: judgment awaited

The legal challenge to Surrey County Council’s 2019 decision to allow 20 years of drilling at Horse Hill was heard in the Appeal Court on 16-17 November.

Lawyers on both sides argued their cases, and the judges listened attentively.  They will now deliberate, and we do not expect to hear the outcome for several weeks, or possibly longer.

Thank you everyone who was part of this, it has been a huge team effort, and funded by hundreds of people.”

Read more about the Appeal: http://www.wealdactiongroup.org.uk/2021/11/horse-hill-court-of-appeal-to-hear-challenge-to-controversial-oil-drilling-permission/

Horse Hill: Court of Appeal to hear challenge to controversial oil drilling permission

  • UK government to defend council’s controversial decision in court
  • 9am, campaigners with placards will gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand to mark their opposition to oil drilling at Horse Hill

A woman who opposes Surrey County Council’s decision to allow oil drilling in greenbelt countryside, near Gatwick airport, is taking her legal battle to the Court of Appeal today.

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Campaigners demand Climate Justice at Horse Hill oil site

On 6 November, halfway through the COP26 Climate Summit, 150 people joined a rally at Horse Hill organised by the Horse Hill Protection Group.

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Let’s keep up the fight! Solidarity message from Mozambique

The legal campaign to stop oil drilling at Horse Hill in Surrey is one of four cases that Friends of the Earth has highlighted as threatening the UK’s climate reputation. Another of the four is the UK providing $1.15 billion in funding for liquid gas drilling in Mozambique, fuelling human rights abuses.

Mozambican campaigner Kete Fumo sent a message of solidarity with those fighting the Horse Hill case – and called on UK citizens to support and publicise their fight. Her message was  broadcast at the Horse Hill Climate Justice Rally on 6 November:

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