Fossil fuel company IGas has been accused of misleading local residents with greenwash over its plans to develop its Bletchingley site in Surrey.
IGas say they plan to produce hydrogen at the site, which currently produces natural gas. An online exhibition tells local residents that the hydrogen will “be used in a variety of ways, including the potential to power local buses” and that this supports the “national transition towards net zero”.
Yet one local resident pointed out that the plans are very far from climate-friendly.
Surrey resident Sarah Finch is taking her legal challenge over Horse Hill oil to the Court of Appeal. To do this, she needs to raise an extra £25,000 for legal fees and court costs – and the Weald Action Group is supporting her all the way.
Campaigners from across the south-east are helping with a series of fundraising initiatives which kick off this month. First up, two campaigners, Simon and Sam, are embarking on a 1,000-mile bike ride from Kingston to Barcelona to help with raising funds and awareness for the campaign ahead. You can Sponsor Simon and Sam here.
UKOG has applied to the Environment Agency for a drilling permit, despite no decision made yet by the Isle of Wight Planning Committee. We believe this to be a deliberate attempt to influence the decision of the application if the EA grants the permit in advance.
The Team of the Don’t Drill The Wight Campaign are urging communities to respond to the consultation following the EA Guidelines. We are also writing to Bob Seely MP to ask him to respond in objection to the permit. Please support us by heading to our website at https://www.dontdrillthewight.co.uk/ to follow simple instructions to respond and read ideas for relevant comments to be written in your own words.Read our Newsletter for more details by clicking the image above
We pay tribute to Max Rosenberg, whose funeral was held today at the Clandon Wood natural burial site in Surrey. This is a message from the Weald Action Group, A Voice for Leith Hill, Brockham Oil Watch and the Horse Hill campaign.
The international journal Energy Policy has published an article titled Acid stimulation: Fracking by stealth continues despite the moratorium in England, co-authored by Adriana Zalucka of Weald Action Group member Brockham Oil Watch, David Smythe, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at the University of Glasgow, and Alice Goodenough of Harrison Grant Solicitors.
A climate campaigner’s fight to prevent the development of oil wells in Surrey – which is supported by the Weald Action Group – will go to the Court of Appeal.
Sarah Finch, of Redhill, Surrey, has been given permission to take her battle against Surrey County Council’s decision to grant Horse Hill Developments Ltd planning permission for the drilling and production of oil at a site in the Surrey Hills to the Court of Appeal.