Greenpeace team challenges fuel protesters on the road

Last edited 9 November 2000 at 9:00am
9 November, 2000

A mobile team from Greenpeace will be challenging the fuel protest convoy along the entire length of their route. The volunteers - travelling in vehicles powered by green fuels such as compressed natural gas and bio-diesel [1] - will argue the case for high taxes on oil-based fuels. Greenpeace believes that Gordon Brown was wrong to reduce the cost of oil-based petrol and diesel because of the impact they have on climate change.

The fuel protest convoy is expected to leave Jarrow on Friday, 10th November and travel via Middlesborough, York, Leeds, Manchester, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Coventry, Northampton and Milton Keynes. The protestors will finish with a rally in London's Hyde Park on the 14th.

The Greenpeace team, driving vans and an articulated lorry with the logo 'change your oil for good', all powered by green fuels, will meet with truckers each time the convoy stops and make the case for high fuel taxes.

(1) Bio-diesel is the name for fuel made from vegetable oils. It has a significantly reduced impact on the climate compared to conventional diesel. Click on 'full report' for our detailed briefing on bio-diesel. The file is prepared as a PDF.

Further information:
Greenpeace Press Office on 020 7865 8255/6/7/8

On the road with the convoy:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

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