About Just Stop Oil

What is Just Stop Oil?

Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups working together to ensure the Government commits to halting new fossil fuel licensing and production.

What does Just Stop Oil want?

We demand that the government immediately halt all future licensing and consents for the exploration, development and production of fossil fuels in the UK.

Why is Just Stop Oil needed?

“The scientific evidence is unequivocal: climate change is a threat to human wellbeing and the health of the planet. Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change, Sixth Assessment Report, Working Group II Co-Chair Hans-Otto Pörtner, 28th February 2021

“If governments are serious about the climate crisis, there can be no new investments in oil, gas and coal, from now – from this year.”  

Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, 18th May 2021

“What we do in the next 3 to 4 years will, I believe, determine the future of humanity” 

Professor Sir David King, former UK Government Chief Scientist, February 2021

Our government wants to green light 40 new North Sea oil and gas fields, this is not compatible with protecting UK citizens, our brothers and sisters in the global south, or signalling to the world what action is needed to tackle the Climate and Nature crisis. The Government could pick up and pass the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEEBill), instead they are steamrolling and plan to continue steamrolling new oil and gas.

Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain have demonstrated that Civil Disobedience works. They also show that we need to do significantly more to stop the greatest crime against humanity. That’s why we are moving into Civil Resistance — it’s no longer about a single project or campaign, it’s about resisting a Government that is harming us, our freedoms, rights and future, and making them work for us.

What is Nonviolent Civil Resistance?

Civil Resistance is a powerful way for people to Nonviolently demand their rights, freedom, and justice. When people wage NonViolent Civil Resistance, they use tactics such as strikes, boycotts, mass protests and disruption to withdraw their cooperation from the state.

What are you going to do?

We are willing to take part in NonViolent Direct Action targeting the UK’s oil and gas infrastructure should the Government fail to meet our demand by 14 March 2022.

Will there be arrests?

Probably, however there is a long established tradition in the UK of citizens, when they recognise that the state is acting immorally, taking action to prevent greater harm. In opening new oil fields our government is directly harming us, we therefore assert our legal right and moral duty to act.

Who funds you?

We receive donations from members of the public who support the campaign and have received donations from foundations and groups who are as terrified as we are about the unfolding climate crisis.

What do you do with your money?

Apart from tea and sandwiches we use the funds to organise, pay for accommodation and travel costs.

How do I donate?

Follow the link here.

How do I get involved?

Attend one of our in-person meetings happening all over the country:

or jump into a Zoom meeting if there isn’t one near you!