23 February 2022

This year, Paid To Pollute will leave the courtroom and take to the streets

This year, Paid To Pollute will leave the courtroom and take to the streets. The stakes are simply too high for us to wait for another round of litigation, where the UK government defends the indefensible. If the UK government thought we were going away, they’ve got another thing coming.

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18 January 2022

The High Court has delivered their judgment. Here's where we stand.

Today, the High Court ruled against Jeremy, Kairin and Mikaela in their case against public money for oil and gas. While it’s not the decision we wanted, this campaign is far from over. The fight to stop the flow of public money to oil and gas companies is just getting started.

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18 January 2022

Press Release: Campaigners consider appeal as court rules on challenge to Oil and Gas Authority emissions strategy

Environmental campaigners have been vindicated in bringing a challenge to the Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) Net Zero Strategy, with the judgment confirming that it is possible for oil companies (including foreign based ones) to profit from the UK’s tax regime, something which the OGA had previously denied.

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9 December 2021

The #PaidToPollute hearing is over!

It’s a wrap! The hearing has ended (earlier than expected, thanks to very efficient lawyering!) and now we await the judge’s decision. A massive thank you to everyone who showed up in person and online to support the case this week and to the brilliant legal team that made this all possible.

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8 December 2021

#PaidToPollute in the High Court!

Right now, the claimants Jeremy, Kairin, Mikaela and their brilliant legal team are presenting their arguments in the High Court. Today and tomorrow, the UK government will have to defend the indefensible: paying billions to big polluters to extract for oil and gas in the middle of the climate crisis.

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3 December 2021

See you in court: Five cases around the world showcasing that climate litigation works

With the Paid to Pollute case going to the High Court in London next week, it is worth reflecting back on five cases which have successfully fought for more ambitious climate action, in the hope that they - as well as Paid to Pollute - will inspire many activists to hold governments and corporations accountable going forward.

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25 November 2021

Press Release: UK has given £14bn in subsidies to oil & gas industry

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24 November 2021

The Road to the High Court

On the week starting December 6th, the #PaidToPollute claimants Jeremy, Kairin and Mikaela and supporters from across the country will gather for a series of events and rallies culminating with the case being heard in the High Court on December 8th and 9th. Here are a few ways you can support the claimants and this historic case against public money for oil and gas.

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19 October 2021

BREAKING! We’re going to Court on December 8th! 📣

We’ve got big news! The claimants have just been given their date in court and it’s soon.

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23 September 2021

NEW: The UK Has Given £4 Billion To Oil & Gas Companies Since Signing The Paris Agreement

We knew the UK Government wasted billions propping up big polluters but we didn’t think it would get this bad.

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28 July 2021

Press Release: Court to rule on legality of government support for North Sea oil and gas

The High Court has given the go-ahead for a legal challenge to UK government support for North Sea oil and gas in a case which could spell the end for production that relies on generous public subsidies, the Paid to Pollute campaign announced today.

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8 June 2021

NEW: Majority Of UK Believes Polluters Should Pay, Not Us 📣

New polling released today shows nearly two thirds of the UK public support redirecting public money away from oil and gas to green industry.

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26 May 2021

The launch, what’s next, and how to support the case 📣

On behalf of Mikaela, Jeremy and Karin, we want to thank you for all your support. The launch has exceeded expectations.

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12 May 2021

The Case Against Public Money For Oil And Gas

We’ll post regular updates about the case here and will share relevant legal documents when we can. Watch this space!

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11 May 2021

Press Release: Campaigners Launch Legal Challenge

Three environmental campaigners are launching a legal challenge against the UK government over its support for the production of North Sea oil and gas that is only economic because of subsidies costing the public purse hundreds of millions a year, the Paid to Pollute campaign announced today.

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