A Statement from the Just Stop Oil Coalition

The Just Stop Oil coalition has taken a stand against the continued expansion of UK oil and gas, resisting the government’s obscene and genocidal plans that are killing children now and will condemn humanity to oblivion.                    

The Secretary General of the United Nationslaunching the latest Climate report said “Some government & business leaders are saying one thing, but doing another. They are lying. It is time to stop burning our planet”. On those who are demanding action he said: “Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels.”

The Chief Executive of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in 2021: “ if governments are serious about climate change, there can be no new investment in fossil fuels from this year“. This from an organisation, set up almost 50 years ago to manage the flow of oil and gas. Yet the UK government is backing  airport expansion, coal mine extensions and new oil fields. – What is going on?

If we continue down this path, it will destroy families, communities, nations. It means the loss of every pension, every school, our food, law and order. It’s going to impact everyone and everything you love. We will face the starvation and the slaughter of billions of the poor – and the utter betrayal of our children and their future. Ukraine has given us a foretaste of what that will look like

Today we demand that the Government gets a grip, that they stop lying and they start by ending new oil and gas. Right now as fuel prices are hiked and the cost of living crisis is weaponised to justify more oil and gas it is time to step up, not stand by.

Its 2022. There aren’t endless five minutes to midnight, now we must stand together in the only solidarity that matters anymore, the solidarity with life itself! Right now there is a need to break the law so we are not guilty of greater crime. We have no choice but to enter into civil resistance until the government announces an end to new oil and gas projects in the UK.