Year: 2020

Update on The NOGASPS campaign

Excellent news about the campaign! We have been told by B&NES Council that Conrad Energy has decided to put the gas-fuelled power station on hold until Spring whilst they look into greener and cleaner alternatives. The 1800 signatures on the petition undoubtedly had an effect. Sign the petition here: Stephanie Laslett of Extinction Rebellion said, …

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Rebranding Barclays and HSBC ATMs

Bath rebels alerted customers to the news that these banks are the number 1 and 2 funders of fossil fuels in Europe – and the number 2 and 3 funders of biodiversity! Stickers were stuck on ATMs in Bath and Cardiff. Clean up your acts! See this recent twitter thread 🙁 from XR Money Rebellion, …

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Photo: Josh Nicoll The NoGasPS in Midsomer Norton campaign At the end of September a Bath XR rebel group formed to protest against the planned construction of a gas-fuelled power station at Midsomer Norton. Working closely with local residents, we launched the NO GAS POWER STATION IN MIDSOMER NORTON campaign on Clean Air Day, …

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JRM Protest

On Saturday 17th October, MP Jacob Rees-Mogg was met by members of Keynsham and Bath Extinction Rebellion holding a coffin enclosing a model of the Earth and tolling a drum as they held a silent vigil as a wake for the dying planet, outside his constituency surgery in Saltford.The action was the top story in …

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Englishcombe Lane campaign

A group of Bath rebels are supporting the protest against this development of 37 houses on a geologically rare tufa field and ecosystem where protected slow worms were recently killed. See this website for more information:

Mineral Hospital redevelopment

Photo: Josh Nicoll Save the Min garden! On Saturday 19th September, Extinction Rebellion Bath held a socially distanced protest in the City Centre, regarding the planning application for the redevelopment of the historic Royal Mineral Water Hospital. The current proposals include the construction of a very large, four storey extension in the open space …

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Emergency on Planet Earth

XR Scientists recently published a free book Emergency on Planet Earth (EPE) online. It gives comprehensive coverage of the science behind the climate and ecological emergency, and has been thoroughly reviewed by a team of scientific experts, from both within the XR Scientists community, and also independent of it. Lead author of EPE is Dr Emily …

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BBC Interviewer Claims Climate & Ecological Emergency Is A Matter Of Opinion

Photo: Mark Ramsay In this interview on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, Justin Webb conflated opinion about the appropriate measures to take in dealing with the climate and ecological emergency (CEE), with the overwhelming scientific evidence that a CEE exists. As a reminder, the UK Parliament declared a climate and environment emergency in 2019. THAT …

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Free The Truth

On Saturday 5th September, Extinction Rebellion blocked the print works of News Corp, resulting in a number of newspapers being unavailable to buy that day. Shops across the UK were affected, including in and around Bath. For a comprehensive explanation of the reasons behind this action, please see this article by Extinction Rebellion UK: We …

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