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RSS FeedsGreenpeace UK fined £80,000 and found guilty of contempt of court after BP oil rig protest
(WorldNews Environment)

 
 

4 july 2020 00:15:51

 
Greenpeace UK fined £80,000 and found guilty of contempt of court after BP oil rig protest
(WorldNews Environment)
 


Greenpeace UK has been fined £80,000 after being found guilty of contempt of court during a lengthy maritime confrontation last summer in which activists attempted to stop a BP oil rig from reaching a North Sea oil field. The environmental charity`s executive director John Sauven narrowly avoided a suspended jail sentence, with Judge Lady Wolffe saying she had decided to exercise “leniency” in a virtual hearing at Scotland`s highest civil court. The Court of Session heard that the BP rig was headed for the North Sea`s Vorlich oil field when it was occupied by activists in the Cromarty Firth, north of Inverness, on 9 June 2019. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story,...


 
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