Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association (FFBRA) is going to court to challenge the Planning Inspector’s decision to allow Angus Energy to flow test in Balcombe.
The High Court gave the go-ahead to the legal challenge against exporatory gas drilling near Dunsfold.
The court decided that the challenge should be considered on two grounds, concerning whether the government gave sufficient consideration to harm to the nearby Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and inconsistencies with its decision to refuse permission for gas testing at Ellesmere Port because of carbon emissions.
The Weald Action Group has responded to the government’s consultation on proposed updates to the National Planning Policy Framework.
The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has applied to intervene in the legal case brought by campaigner Sarah Finch against Surrey County Council over planning permission for new oil wells and production at Horse Hill in Surrey. This is the first time the OEP has sought to use its powers to intervene in judicial review proceedings.
On 2 March, campaigners from Protect Dunsfold and Waverley Borough Council will be at the High Court, asking the Court to allow a judicial review of the decision by the government in June 2022 to permit exploration for gas in Dunsfold. Surrey County Council’s planning committee had twice rejected this project.
The Environmental Audit Committee, a cross-party committee of MPs has published its report on Accelerating the transition from fossil fuels and securing energy supplies.
We’re so grateful for the life and work of the former Green MEP Keith Taylor who has died in Brighton. Keith was a pillar of support to the Weald Action Group and the community campaigns against oil and gas around the South East. He was the Green MEP for the South East until Brexit in 2019 when he was forced to retire. We mourn his loss and send love and best wishes to his family and close friends.
The Weald Action Group has submitted a response to the review of the government’s approach to delivering its net zero target commissioned by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. The aim of the review was “to ensure we are delivering net zero in a way that is pro-business and pro-growth”.
Press release from Extinction Rebellion
Climate campaigners are inviting Surrey residents to join a countryside walk of discovery this weekend between two of Surrey’s hidden oil extraction sites.
The 6.5 mile (10km) walk is taking place on Saturday 1st October as part of the national Great Big Green Week which is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and to protect nature.
Press release from Leigh Day Solicitors
The Supreme Court will make a landmark ruling about whether councils must factor in the long term climate impact when considering applications for fossil fuel production plants.
The Law Lords will hear the case of campaigner Sarah Finch who has been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in her fight against the drilling of oil wells in Surrey.