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 […]
Campaigners protest at decision to allow 20 years of oil drilling in a time of climate breakdown Horse Hill Rebel Alliance, a new collaboration of climate campaign groups including Extinction Rebellion, will hold a peaceful demonstration near the Horse Hill drill site on 26 October to highlight the dangers of more oil drilling in a […]
In July 2019, Surrey County Council joined the flood of Councils signing ‘climate emergency’ motions and setting targets for reaching net-zero carbon emissions. Surrey committed to an aim of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 – as well as to support businesses and others to lobby the government for help in meeting greenhouse gas reduction […]
On the morning of Tuesday 9th July members of Guildford, Dorking, Godalming, Farnham, Sutton and Kingston flocked to Surrey County Council’s hall for a full council meeting. We staged a woodland-themed die-in outside of the entrance, in a striking visual protest complete with a model oil rig and power station. Young XR members and Youth […]