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Green MEP Keith Taylor on oil visits: defend our heritage

Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East, has been visiting oil drilling sites in Surrey and Sussex to offer his support to local campaigners fighting against unconventional oil extraction.

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Greens pledge long, hard fight against Heathrow expansion

South East Greens have pledged a long and hard campaign to fight off expansion at Heathrow – or any other South East airport - in light of the climate threat.

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Fossil fuel tide

A growing tide of fossil fuel developments is looming over the hills and dales of the South East and Greens are needed to unite against this threat. There are campaigns in Surrey and West Sussex, including the South Downs National Park, and still time to act.

 

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Surrey Greens call for £177m pension investments to be moved from fossil fuels to benefit Surrey pensioners and the greater good

jonathan_photo_300x309.jpgGreen Party Councillor Jonathan Essex has called upon Surrey County Council’s Pension Fund to change the way it does its business.

Cllr Essex, who attended the latest meeting of the Fund this week, highlighted the financial case for considering a more sustainable investment strategy.

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Cameron Gone → Witney by-election 20 Oct

DavidCameronUpsideDown.jpgDavid Cameron has resigned as MP for Witney. So there will be a by-election on Thu. 20 October.

There will be a Green Party candidate and campaign. You can help (or even stand).

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Recycling Charges

Recycling charges could increase fly tipping and traffic congestion, warn Greens - The introduction of waste recycling charges in Surrey and West Sussex has been slammed by Greens across the South East, fearing  charging will increase fly tipping and traffic congestion, and is unfair because of the postcode lottery approach.

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Cheap ‘bucket and spade’ holidays impact coastal areas

Greens are supporting a new report by Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions (CAGNE).  The report asks: should the Government be considering selecting Gatwick for expansion when its principal business model is to export UK citizens to Europe for low cost holidays, on budget airlines?*

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South East Greens away weekend

South East Greens welcomed Caroline Lucas MP and Keith Taylor MEP to their summer away weekend for activists. We've posted videos and photos here from the event which got some great feedback. Thanks to all who supported it. Hear more about the Progressive Alliance, Brexit and Caroline's Green journey.

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Surrey Green Councillor responds to delay on airports decision

County Councillor Jonathan Essex has responded to the announcement today by the Transport secretary that the decision on a new runway will be delayed until at least October:

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Green Party: Grounds for Airport Expansion in South East comes crashingdown

30TH June 2016

The Green Party claims the case for airport expansion in the South East is built on sand and should now come crashing down following the decision to leave the EU. 

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