Persecution of Environmental Activists by EDF

The Haldane Society supports the direct action taken by the 21 No Dash for Gas activists at West Burton power station in October 2012. Our government is not taking the threat of climate change and the need to transition to a low carbon energy system seriously. The activists who took this action acted in the tradition of the suffragettes and the abolitionists who demanded structural change and justice through civil disobedience.

The Haldane Society condemns the move by EDF to pursue the activists in a civil case for £5 million. We believe this to be an abuse of the legal process and a cynical attempt to put people off dissent and undermine the right to protest. We call on EDF to drop the civil action and we call on people to sign this petition demanding the same: