Environmental activism

Residents demand new clean air rules for former gasworks sites in England

September 22, 2020

Residents living near four gasworks redevelopment sites in London and Brighton have joined forces to demand an overhaul of regulations on the treatment of contaminated land. The move follows a Guardian report on residents’ claims that toxic substances from a site in west London were damaging their health. Calling itself Gasworks Communities United (GCU), the […]

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Extinction Rebellion ‘go floppy’ when arrested, complains senior Met officer

September 16, 2020

Protesters’ arrest tactic is a ‘pain in the neck’, Sir Stephen House tells committee hearing A spokeswoman for XR confirmed that its protesters were encouraged and trained to go limp when being arrested. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Rex/Shutterstock One of Britain’s most senior police officers has launched an angry tirade against Extinction Rebellion protesters going “all floppy” […]

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New injunction bars protesters from HS2 site in west London

September 4, 2020

HS2 has been granted a new injunction barring environmental protesters from land in west London where work on the high-speed rail link is being carried out. The high court ruling in HS2’s favour came as the company announced the formal start of the project. Preparation work has been taking place since 2017. The injunction on […]

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