2020-02-18 Paralympian locks onto HS2 drilling rig
22 images Created 18 Feb 2020
Harefield, UK. 18 February, 2020. Two environmental activists, including former Paralympic cyclist James Brown of Extinction Rebellion, lock onto a drilling rig, displaying a banner which reads: ‘Protect London’s drinking water. Stop HS2’, at a site in the Colne Valley currently being used for the HS2 high-speed rail link. According to the activists from Stop HS2, Save the Colne Valley and Extinction Rebellion, HS2 are intending to use the rig to drill into the aquifer which supplies 22% of London’s drinking water, risking contamination of the aquifer.