Picture of Drax Power Station with emissions in North Yorkshire
ClientEarth launches legal action against plans to build Europe’s largest gas plant in the UK

Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom gave the go-ahead for Drax to convert its coal-fired units in North Yorkshire to gas generation last October

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Climate lawyers file complaint over BP’s ‘misleading’ ad campaign

ClientEarth is backing it up with a call for a ban on all fossil fuel advertising unless it comes with a tobacco-style health warning about the dangers to the planet and people

Living near busy, polluting roads ‘increases lung cancer risk by 10%’

New research also warns poor roadside air quality stunts children’s lung growth by up to 14%

UK Government approves Drax gas conversion plans in Yorkshire

Once developed, 1.8GW of capacity would be available from October 2023

Environmental lawyers threaten councils with legal action over climate inaction

ClientEarth is writing to each local authority that is developing a new local plan, giving them eight weeks to explain how they will set their carbon goals

EU bank taken to court over €60m biomass loan

Environmental lawyers at ClientEarth alleges the European Investment Bank failed to apply ‘crucial environmental scrutiny’ to its funding decisions

Environmental lawyers object Drax’s proposed 3.6GW gas plant

ClientEarth argues the project, if given the go-ahead, ‘will risk locking in high carbon energy on the grid until 2050’

Environmental lawyers file complaint to block Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

ClientEarth is concerned the project will have an impact on marine wildlife in the Baltic Sea

UK pension funds warned of legal action over climate risk

ClientEarth has written to trustees of 14 of the UK’s biggest pension schemes

UK environmental lawyers to train Chinese judges

ClientEarth has organised a week-long set of seminars for more than 300 judges