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Petition | Tell @Edfenergy to Drop Legal Action Against No Dash for Gas Activists | Change.Org


Environment  (tags: petition, change.org, EDF, energy, company, suing, activists, , No Dash for Gas, West Burton, UK )

Sharon
- 500 days ago - change.org
The power company has launched a claim for £5 million in damages against a group of environmental activists called "No Dash For Gas". The campaigners had occupied & shut down EDF's West Burton gas-fired power station for a week in Oct & Nov plz sign



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Sharon Ross (216)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:50 pm
Following the week-long shut-down and occupation of EDF’s West Burton,gas-fired power station last October by campaign group 'No Dash for Gas', EDF has launched a civil claim for damages against the group and associated activists for costs the company claims to have incurred – a figure it puts at £5 million. Should the claim succeed, several of the campaigners face losing their homes, and all could face bankruptcy or be forced to pay a percentage of their salaries to EDF for decades to come. The amount of the claim represents just 0.3% of EDF's annual UK profits, which rose by 7.5% this year to £1.7 billion. This is the first time an energy company has attempted such a claim, and campaigners say it represents the opening of a new front against peaceful direct action protesters. If successful, it could have a chilling effect on other groups – such as UK Uncut and Greenpeace – who use civil disobedience to challenge social and environmental problems. Please sign & share thanks.
 
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