Government tells Plan B it may review Heathrow plans

A senior civil servant at the Department of Transport has written to Plan B to say the Government may now review plans to expand Heathrow Airport. Following Parliament’s recognition...

Jury finds climate protestors NOT GUILTY

On 9 May, at Southwark Crown Court, a jury found two Extinction Rebellion activists, Roger Hallam and David Durant not guilty of causing criminal damage. Roger and David admitted...

Plan B file appeal on Heathrow judgement

Today Plan B filed an appeal against the Heathrow judgement. You can read our skeleton argument here: Court of Appeal, Skeleton Argument  

Plan B requests formal review of Heathrow plans

Plan B has today written to the Government requesting that it review its plans to expand Heathrow Airport in light of: Parliament’s recognition yesterday of the existence of a...

High Court backs Heathrow Expansion

Today, 1 May, the High Court dismissed all the legal challenges to the Government’s plans to expand Heathrow Airport, including the claims brought by Friends of the Earth and...

James Hansen writes letter to the general public

Dr James Hansen, the father of climate science whose testimony to US Congress in 1988 sounded the global alarm on climate change, has sent via Plan B a letter...

Plan B supports local declaration of climate emergency

Last week Plan B joined a delegation in support of a declaration of climate emergency by Southwark Council, the local government for an economically deprived part of inner city...

#NoToHeathrow trial over, “judgement reserved”

After a 7 day hearing, the #NoToHeathrow finally finished yesterday The court “reserved judgement” on all the cases, which means they’ve got some thinking to do and we don’t yet...

Heathrow trial underway

We’re now into the second week of “Heathrow on trial”. We’ll be making our final submissions just before lunch on Tuesday 19 March, Court 76, Royal Courts of Justice....

Plan B files submissions on why Heathrow plans must be “quashed”

Yesterday, Plan B filed with the High Court its submissions on why, in the event its claim, is successful, plans to expand Heathrow must be quashed. You can read...

Plan B files skeleton argument on Heathrow expansion

Plan B has filed its skeleton argument against Heathrow expansion, which will form the basis of its submissions at trial. The essence of its argument is simple. Chris Grayling,...

Court of Appeal refuses appeal on 2050 Target case

Sadly, the Court of Appeal has rejected our appeal to have our case heard on the 2050 Target. That’s now the end of the road for the appeal process....

15 January: Heathrow pre-trial review – Open Justice?

Already know the outcome of the Brexit vote on Tuesday? Looking for something of constitutional significance that’s going to be happening?   Then join us for the pre-trial review...

Plan B Replies to Government’s Defence of Heathrow Expansion

On Friday, 21 December, Plan B filed with the High Court its Reply to the Government’s defence of its Heathrow plans. The Government argues that “[Plan B] is wrong...

Plan B launches crowd-fund to oppose Heathrow expansion

Plan B needs to cover its cost liability for taking a stand against the Government’s reckless plans to expand Heathrow Airport. We need an urgent and radical reduction of...

Energy Minister replies to Plan B: carbon budgets can be changed!

When the UK Government tasked the CCC with reviewing its climate commitments in line with the Paris Agreement and the IPCC Report, it was widely perceived as having precluded...

Plan B files amended grounds of claim against Heathrow expansion

Further to the order of Mr Justice Holgate, Plan B has now filed amended grounds of claim against Heathrow expansion, which conclude: Plan B can only speculate on whether...

Plan B writes to Energy Minister, Claire Perry, seeking urgent response

Today Plan B wrote to the Energy Minister, Claire Perry, seeking urgent clarification of her request for advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Coming just a week...

Blow for Heathrow airport expansion as campaigners win legal fight over third runway | News | The Times

Plans for a third runway faced a setback today as a series of legal challenges against the project cleared a major hurdle. The High Court in London gave permission for five...

Heathrow expansion protesters gather outside High Court… | Daily Mail Online

Councils and environmental charities are challenge the UK Government´s decision to approve the construction of a third runway at the airport. Source: Heathrow expansion protesters gather outside High Court…...

Press release: Plan B supporting climate change charge against Heathrow expansion

Embargoed until 00:01 on 4 October 2018 Plan B supporting climate change charge against Heathrow expansion Today, 4 October, a broad range of parties, including the Charity Plan B,...

Climate case gets green light from European Union court

A lawsuit dubbed the People’s Climate Case, which challenges the European Union’s 2030 emissions reduction target and other climate policies, was given the green light by a court on Monday...

Plan B launches legal challenge to Heathrow expansion

Article on Businessgreen.com on Plan B’s legal action against the proposed expansion of Heathrow. Climate charity is bringing legal action against Transport Minister Chris Grayling, claiming the plans for...

Climate change campaign begins legal action against Heathrow expansion

Article on The Construction Index website on Plan B’s legal action against the proposed expansion of Heathrow. Climate change charity Plan B has started legal action against transport secretary...

Fresh legal action taken against Heathrow Airport expansion

Article on Edie.net on Plan B’s legal action against the proposed expansion of Heathrow. Climate change charity Plan B has initiated legal action against Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, in...

Councils pursue judicial review into Heathrow expansion | Public Finance

Article on the Public Finance website on the London Mayor’s legal challenge to the proposed expansion of Heathrow, with a mention of the case being brought by Plan B....

Plan B begins legal action against Heathrow expansion

Climate change charity Plan B, has started legal action against Transport Minister Chris Grayling over his plans for Heathrow expansion. Plan B say the proposal breaches legal obligations in...

News from Caroline Russell: London MPs ‘got it wrong’ on Heathrow vote | London City Hall

Mayor Sadiq Khan agrees to meet with Plan B to discuss legal action against the Heathrow expansion The Mayor said London MPs who voted for Heathrow expansion were ‘wrong’...

While our weather was in chaos a court backed the government’s failing climate change policy | The Canary

Article in the Canary on the court decision about the Plan B case A campaign group which was trying to bring legal action against the government over its climate change policies...

UK judge blocks suit seeking stronger emissions targets

Article on the Climate Liability News website on the judge’s decision about the Plan B court case. A group of citizens and the nonprofit Plan B say they will...

Net Zero: Judge blocks judicial review hearing for UK carbon target case

Article in Business Green on Today’s judgement Campaign group Plan B says it is ‘surprised and disappointed’ by decision and will lodge an appeal against High Court ruling Source:...

Climate campaigners lose high court battle over carbon target | Environment | The Guardian

Article in the Guardian, via the Press Association, on today’s judgement Charity had argued the government was in breach of international obligations under the Paris agreement Source: Climate campaigners...

Press Release 20th July 2018: High Court blocks path to full trial of climate change legal action

For immediate release High Court blocks path to full trial of climate change legal action The High Court ruled against climate charity Plan B today (20 July) in one...

UK judge postpones decision on landmark climate case

Article on the Climate Home News website reporting the postponed decision on Plan B’s court case The high court in London has postponed its decision on whether 11 citizens...

Net Zero: Judge postpones decision on UK carbon target case

Article on the Business Green website reporting on the postponement of decision on Plan B’s court case, 5th July 2018. Plan B Earth is seeking a judicial review of...

Press Release 5th July 2018: High Court postpones decision on whether climate case proceeds to full trial

View the Plan B press release here.

Court action to save young from climate bill – BBC News

BBC News coverage ahead of Plan B’s court action on 4th July. Legal bid argues UK is discriminating against next generation by failing to cut CO2 emissions fast enough....

Press Release 4th July 2018: Historic legal challenge to hold UK government to account on climate change

For immediate release Historic legal challenge to hold UK government to account on climate change  Download as a pdf here. The UK government is failing to honour its international...

Can climate litigation save the world? | Environment | The Guardian

Guardian article published the day Plan B first went to court Courts are a new front line of climate action with cases against governments and oil firms spiralling, and...

Ministers who fail to cut greenhouse gas emissions should face legal action, says former chief government scientist | The Independent

Ministers should face legal action unless they agree to cut greenhouse gases in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, a former chief government scientist has said. The...

Caroline Lucas just threw her weight behind the mother of all court cases against the UK government | The Canary

Coverage of Caroline Lucas’ support for Plan B in The Canary, June 2018 Citizens are bringing legal action against the government with a climate charity called Plan B. They...

Top doctors back legal action against Government on… | Daily Mail Online

Coverage of Plan B in the Daily Mail in December 2017 The health professionals support campaign group Plan B´s legal challenge to force the Government to revise its 2050...

Citizens Sue to Hold UK Government Accountable for Climate Goals

Climate Liability News article available here

Why there’s a moral duty to sue our government over climate change

Open Democracy article available here

We Need Not Be Spectators In the Climate Catastrophe

Common Dreams article available here

Top doctors back legal action against Government on carbon emissions

Daily Mail article available  

Leading doctors back legal action to force UK government to cut carbon emissions

British Medical Journal Article available here

Theresa May’s government faces more court action, this time for allegedly breaking international law

The Canary article available here

Climate Litigation Needs to Become a Mass Movement

Slate article available here