Campaigners vow to fight on as plans for massive expansion of oil drilling at Horse Hill given permission

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.*

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Partial victory for oil campaigners fighting UKOG injunction – Appeal being prepared

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.

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