Campaign group take to Coventry's streets to demand all oil and gas projects stopped - The Coventry Observer

Campaign group take to Coventry's streets to demand all oil and gas projects stopped

Coventry Editorial 29th Mar, 2023 Updated: 4th Apr, 2023   0

SUPPORTERS of Just Stop Oil took to Coventry’s streets on Saturday to stage a ‘go slow’ march to demand the Government stops all new UK oil and gas projects.

Protesters gathered at the Godiva statue before setting off across the city’s streets, holding banners and chanting ‘no new oil’.

The march, which attracted 28 people, follows government plans to launch its revamped Net Zero Strategy in Aberdeen.

Just Stop Oil said it expected the strategy to contain ‘major encouragement’ to the UK’s fossil fuel industries including boosting carbon capture and storage and hydrogen, meaning it would miss out on key measures to limit emissions.

The Government is also due to make a decision on the Rosebank oil field which would be the largest in the North Sea.

Just Stop Oil claims this would generate more CO2 emissions than the 28 lowest-income nations combined.

A group spokesperson said: “In all, the government plans to issue up to 100 new North Sea oil and gas licences – a move which is facing a legal challenge by campaign groups.

“Climate scientists have warned the granting of new fossil fuel licences is incompatible with staying within 1.5C of global warming – a temperature increase widely understood to be disastrous for humanity.”


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