Power plant protestors hit with £5m lawsuit

21 protestors , including 3 from Leeds, are being sued for £5m by energy giant EDF for their part in a week long occupation of West Burton power station last October.

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Energy company drops lawsuit

The energy company EDF has dropped a multi million pound lawsuit against activists who occupied part of a power plant in north Nottinghamshire. They had occupied part of the site last October, with several protestors strapping themselves to a cooling tower.

But the energy company has faced a strong public backlash and has withdrawn the action, in a move described as a "humiliating climbdown". Grace Melody-Gardner reports.


Energy giants to sue climate change protesters

The climate change protesters who shut down part of a power station in north Nottinghamshire now find themselves at the centre of a multi-million pound lawsuit.

The group of 21 managed to break in to the grounds of the EDF plant last October. They scaled chimney's and built a make shift zipwire to stop the site from operating. Now the energy giant is to sue them for around five million pounds.

But the protesters feel the firm is using them as an example - and wants to stiffle future protests. But EDF say lives were put at risk. Here's Matt Price.

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  • Energy giant sues protestors

    Three Leeds residents are being sued for £5million by energy giant EDF for their part in a week long protest at West Burton power station.