Friends of the Earth and Robert Jenrick to take part in Horse Hill judicial review

Friends of the Earth and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, have been granted permission to participate in a local campaigners’ legal challenge over oil production at Horse Hill, near Gatwick in Surrey.

Local Green Party member Sarah Finch argues that the Council failed to consider the direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions of the project, and the government’s Net Zero target for carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth applied to make a legal intervention to support Sarah’s challenge; the Secretary of State applied to be joined in order to oppose it.

Friends of the Earth’s involvement is good news – they have a wealth of knowledge and experience in cases such as these. Not only is this good news locally but the potential for this case to set a national precedent for the future of fossil fuel extraction in the UK cannot be underestimated. To read the full press release click this link:

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