This was meant to be a statement on behalf of XR Reigate and Redhill, but I can only speak for myself, knowing that my fellow rebels agree with much of what I am saying here. I have been watching the recent Black Lives Matter protests with awe and solidarity. It should not have to be […]
Article in New York Times: Climate Activists Stage Protest at Oilfield in Southern England By Reuters June 1, 2020 LONDON — Extinction Rebellion activists staged a protest on Monday at an oilfield in southern England part owned by British energy company UK Oil & Gas Plc, according to a spokeswoman for the group and photos on […]
These are Helen’s words from Sunday’s ‘Faith at the Gate’ event, led from the gates of Horse Hill oil drilling site – in reference to 1st June protest and lock-ons at Horse Hill against the drilling there, and also referencing the events around the world in protest about racism. Quite often our Sundays here coincide […]
Today, Monday 1 June 2020: Extinction Rebellion activists have infiltrated the UK Oil & Gas oil production site in Horley, Surrey, to highlight the fact that oil is over – it’s time for a green recovery – Extinction Rebellion activists are inside the UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) oil production site at Horse Hill, near […]
Our own green handmaid “Earth” made an appearance at SCC pension fund committee meeting, following 6 questions by supporters of Surrey Pension Act Now, who are calling on Surrey County Council to divest the Surrey Pension Fund – £151 million invested in fossil fuels. Earth did not ask a question but instead passed judgement and […]
First XR action in Reigate. We’ve given out flyers and newpapers, but this was definitely more eycatching! Why: Reigate has 2 Air Quality Management Areas where nitrogen dioxide levels are dangerously high and require monitoring. Reigate and Banstead also have a bad record on carbon dioxide pollution (second worst in Surrey after Guildford) and has […]
The most recent data (May 2019) shows that Surrey Pension Fund have £151million investments in oil and gas within their staff pension fund with no known plan to divest, despite declaring a climate emergency. A knowledgeable and persistent group of XR rebels have grouped together under the title Surrey Pensions Act Now with a clear […]
Extinction Rebellion Surrey has responded to Surrey County Council’s Greener Future Task Group report and Call for Action. The response focuses on six key issues that must be addressed if the Council is to robustly deliver on the ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions implied by declaring a climate emergency. Read the response in full.
Today, rebels from across the South East took action outside Surrey’s County Hall and the Horse Hill drill site, as part of a coordinated action highlighting the links between fossil fuels and the climate and ecological emergency.
A local campaigner has launched a Crowdfunder appeal to raise funds for a judicial review of Surrey County Council’s decision to allow massive expansion of oil drilling at Horse Hill in Surrey. Sarah Finch is looking to raise £25,000 to cover legal costs. She says, “The decision to allow 20 years of oil production […]