PRESS RELEASE: Luton residents lodge colourful protest against airport expansion

For immediate release The Luton branch of Extinction Rebellion (XR Luton) have raised their objections to Luton Airport’s growth plans in colourful fashion. Protesters attended the latest consultation on the plans dressed as elephants, the grim reaper, air stewardesses and airport ground crew. Facts about the climate impact of aviation were displayed on boards outside …

Airport Expansion ‘Consultation’ dates

The LLAL Consultations are underway, over 30 presentations to the public across our geographic area, out as far as Aylesbury, Berkhampstead, Cambridge. We’ve been along.. We plan to attend as many of these as we can, drawing attention to the awful reality of airport expansion. We’ve produced a nice simple leaflet, pointing out just a …

Our first day in court

Extinction Rebellion Luton carried out our first action at London Luton Airport on 20th September 2019, see details of this action here: Why we took action at the airport today. Today, 7th October 2019, our three XR Luton activists were conditionally discharged with costs. Here is the statement they read in court: We took action …

Why XR Luton needs YOU to take action

Luton is a place where the need for action on climate change is vital. That’s because, right here in our town, future generations will suffer the effects of climate change acutely. Unless we make huge changes, urgently, the health of our children and our grandchildren will be seriously compromised, and their lives will be shortened. …

XR Luton Town Hall for Climate Emergency motion

A summary from Colin Hall, our Political and Lobbying WG coordinator, about yesterday’s Council meeting outcome “Some of us attended the debate at Luton Borough Council on the two climate change motions yesterday evening (30th July 2019) The Bad News The Liberal Democrat motion which called for a declaration of climate emergency by the Council …