Behind the scenes of government pantomime that signs off new fossil fuel licenses, lies a shady network of corporations and organisations propping up the fossil fuelled economy and tying together a global system that is killing us.
Many companies claim to have a Net Zero plan which they put up front on their glossy websites. But, when we look closer, most are continuing, some even intensifying, their fossil fuel investments. With their immense power, if some of them were to CUT THE TIES WITH FOSSIL FUELS, others would follow. Instead they choose to ramp up the drilling and trap us inside a web of devastation.
Other organisations too, invest, promote and profit from fossil fuels. Some are complicit as contractors or hide behind think tank names, working behind the scenes, lobbying secretly in the corridors of power.
Governments hold ultimate responsibility for the planetary destruction we see unfolding, by allowing this network of fossil fuel collaborators to dictate, and profit from, business as usual. Yet each and every organisation and their employees also have a moral obligation to stop serving the interests of fossil fuels. Do not be complicit. It’s time to jump ship and TELL THE TRUTH.
The addiction to fossil fuels must end. The huge fossil fuel corporations, and those who aid and abet them KNOW what we face. Enough is enough. We will expose the ties between the fossil fuel corporations and their collaborators, and we will piece together the web of lies with our actions.
YOU KNOW IT’S HAPPENING
YOU DID THIS
YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE
Before we begin to repair the damage, we need to stop making the crisis worse. It’s time to step away from what’s making us sick and begin detoxing. Change is here whether we like it or not, but a better world is possible if we start today. CUT THE TIES WITH FOSSIL FUELS. Right now.
The science is clear, fossil fuels are killing us  and the future of all life is in the balance. 
As the planet heats, the Esso Petroleum Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Exxon Mobil Corporation is expanding 97km of underground aviation fuel pipeline to carry 40% more fuel across the South East of the UK; carving a 20m swathe of destruction across the south east from Fawley Oil refinery to Heathrow Airport. But that’s not all. Exxon can continue to use the old pipeline too enabling a potential 140% increase in capacity for at least the next 20 years.
Flying is the fastest way we can burn fossil fuels and produce greenhouse gas emissions.  It is unjust that a tiny number of very rich people, just 1%, are emitting half of commercial aviation’s carbon emissions, whilst the poorest suffer and die because of climate breakdown. 
We are betrayed by our government, who have approved this project as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project which dictates a "significant need" for its development, overriding all other concerns.  There are plans to grow air traffic 60% by 2050  which is a completely unsustainable prospect against the advice of the Government’s own Climate Change Committee. 
We are betrayed by Exxon Mobil who knew about the overwhelming scientific consensus on man-made climate change from at least the mid-1960s, and responded by sponsoring climate science denial.  This has enabled them to continue fossil fuel extraction despite knowing the harm it causes to people and planet.
It has been said, “The Earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses” And some of them are closer to home than you may expect.
Join our campaign to #ResistSLP #StopExxon #StopTheSLP Let's stop the Southampton to London Pipeline. 
Extinction Rebellion South East UK, 10th December 2021
6. The new pipe is wider than the existing one (15cm radius instead of 12.7cm). This seemingly small increase in size has a big impact on flow; the area across the pipe (Area = πr2) is around 40% bigger (706.8cm2 compared to506.7cm2) giving a roughly 40% increase in flow of oil.
Government’s inaction on the Climate & Ecological Emergency is killing our children
An inquest into Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah’s death in London last year found the cause of death was air pollution, caused by breathing toxic air from a nearby busy road. She was only 9 years old.
HOW BAD IS IT?
More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day1
UK 1 in 3 children live in toxic air zones2 and air pollution causes an estimated 40,000 premature deaths a year3
Babies in the most polluted areas have a 30-50% greater risk of dying before the age of 14
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURES?
A report commissioned in 2020 by the Ministry of Defence5 states that extreme weather events such as floods and drought will become more frequent.
Natural resource shortages are likely to trigger population displacement and potential conflict.
The UN Security Council acknowledges climate change as one of the most urgent challenges to the maintenance of international security.
WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT DOING TO SAVE OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURES?
UK Gov is committing £12bn on it's 'Green 10 point plan', but it's spending more on environmentally destructive projects: over £100bn on HS2 and £27bn on new roads (RIS2).
Parliament declared a Climate Emergency in 2019 but hasn't made an appropriate emergency response.
Failing to meet its own targets, given to them by their own climate panel.
We all now know that climate breakdown has started, we see it on our TV screens and we know it in our hearts. In the UK and around the world children are already suffering the consequences and these will only get worse unless we ACT NOW
BUT WHAT CAN I DO?
1. We ask you to take a stand. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (UK President of COP26, Global Climate Summit). Tell him the COP26 summit is the world’s LAST CHANCE.