The Paid To Pollute Hearing Is Over
We wanted to give you a quick update on the Paid To Pollute case, which was heard yesterday in the High Court.
Although the hearing was scheduled to take two days, the efficiency of the legal teams meant that it wrapped up in a day.
You can check out this twitter thread for a play by play of what happened. The hearing followed a public panel with the claimants on Monday and a rally we held on Tuesday near the courts.
After all of the hard work by the lawyers and claimants, the decision now rests in the hands of the judge and could be delivered in a matter of weeks or months.
- The Guardian – UK tax breaks for oil and gas under scrutiny from climate activists
- The Observer – Environmental activists challenge ‘unlawful’ UK fossil fuel plan in high court
- The Herald – David vs Goliath court case could reshape the oil industry
- Energy Voice – Activists begin High Court hearing over North Sea oil plans
- Desmog - UK’s Tax Breaks for Oil and Gas ‘Unlawful’ and Harm Climate Action, Court Hears
- Reuters – UK court hears climate case against tax regime for oil companies
The Paid To Pollute team will be in touch with more ways to support the case while we await the decision.
In the meantime, thank you all for the support you have provided the claimants and the campaign since we launched in May - so very, very appreciated.
Lastly, we'd like to extend a huge thanks to the legal team of Leigh Day, David Wolfe QC, Merrow Golden and Alex Shattock for putting in all the work to take the case to the High Court.
-The Paid To Pollute Team