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300ft High Power Station Protest

The energy firm EDF has dropped its five million pound law suit against a group of environmental activists who occupied one of its power stations in Nottinghamshire.

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Climate campaigners say they'll 'camp inside' power station chimneys

Campaign group 'No Dash For Gas' have issued a statement saying they plan to abseil into the chimneys at West Burton Power Station in Nottinghamshire in an attempt to shut down operations.

They claim to have enough supplies with them to camp 300 feet in the air for around a week. A spokesperson for the action group said:

"West Burton power station in Nottinghamshire is being targeted because it’s one of the first in a new generation of highly polluting gas plants planned for the UK. The Coalition Government recently announced it intends to give the green light to as many as 20 new gas plants – a move that would crash Britain’s carbon targets, contribute to the climate crisis and push up bills."

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