EDF drops climate activist law suit
13 March 2013
Reacting to EDF's U-turn decision today (Wednesday 13 March) to drop their lawsuit against the No Dash for Gas campaigners who occupied one of the company's power plants in October last year, Friends of the Earth Senior Political Campaigner Liz Hutchins, said:
"EDF's threat of claiming massive damages from the activists represented a new low in corporate attempts to stifle the democratic right to protest.
"Let's hope the public outcry will make other companies think twice before similar legal action.
"Friends of the Earth remains concerned at the possibility of disproportionately harsh sentencing in the criminal court."
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Last modified: Mar 2013