Press release from the Weald Action Group
The Weald Action group – an umbrella organisation for those opposing unconventional oil and gas exploration across South East England – is today (24th April) launching a Crowd Justice fundraising appeal to challenge a proposed legal injunction which aims to stop protests against UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) company’s exploration sites. (1)
The appeal was launched this morning as UKOG, a company listed on the “Alternative Investment Market”, held its Annual General Meeting in London.
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Six local residents from oil exploration sites across Surrey and Sussex have launched a crowdfunder appeal to pay for the legal costs of fighting an injunction being pursed by UK Oil and Gas Ltd.
UK Oil and Gas Ltd (UKOG, and its family of companies) has applied to the High Court for an injunction that could severely curtail local people’s ability to campaign against their plans to drill for oil and gas near their homes. UKOG has a site at Horse Hill in Surrey as well as an interest in Leith Hill site.
The six residents say, “This injunction could stop the right to peaceful protest and prevent us from raising awareness of the new risky methods of unconventional oil and gas drilling and the industrialisation of our beautiful countryside.
“We need your support to raise funds for our legal costs.”
Support the Crowdfunder appeal