Please share the live-streams far and wide.

Earlier posts have details regarding this weekend’s actions and please do come in person if you can. But if you can’t, please take some time on your social media to share the live-streams and raise awareness. All videos can be viewed here:
It’s expected that embarrassment and public unease could have a real impact on HS2 Ltd’s decisions so please do share and encourage people to tweet about it, post about it and share the streams further still. #StopHS2

Some key points to raise:

HS2 is UNDER REVIEW and the OUTCOME HAS BEEN DELAYED. No matter your view on HS2, we shouldn’t be felling irreplaceable ancient trees and disrupting animal habitats when it might be for nothing.

Extinction Rebellion has supported this action and is handling live-streaming as part of joint actions but this action was started by a local group called Save the Colne Valley, many of those taking action are local people and tree protectors featured in the live-streams are not necessarily XR members.

Several activists have travelled from LEEDS to support this action and more still have plans to travel and support from Leeds. This isn’t a southern action, it’s a national action. HS2 won’t link up the north, it won’t improve the woefully inadequate links between many northern cities, and as such we are seeing many from the north travel to stand for our trees.

LIVE HS2 contractors block road and turn ambulances away.But they're allowing through convoys of diesel powered construction trucks to tear down trees for a project that may, and should, be cancelled.#STOPHS2 please call the HS2 complaints line if you are affected by the content of these videos: 08081 434 434

Posted by Extinction Rebellion UK on Friday, February 7, 2020

Most recent livestream at the time of posting is embedded here. URL for this video is
Further streams are being added throughout the day so please check out the link above.
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Timeline PhotosBoth the Society and Bucks Council have publicly raised the issue of the unneighbourly behaviour of HS2 and its contractors. Failure to listen and hiding changes in traffic routes that will severely increase the impact on the A413 through the Chilterns AONB - ... See MoreSee Less

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The above link gives info on the Chilterns. Formed 65 million years ago. Heres an extract...The chalk forms a major aquifer (water bearing rock sufficient to provide a water supply to wells).
In London it has been possible in the past to have artesian wells, because the surface of the land
was lower than the water table in the hills to the North and South. This caused the water pressure
to force water up the well to try to restore the water level to that in the chalk. (This means that it is
particularly important not to pollute water in Chilterns since the chalk in this area is a point of input
to the aquifer underlying the whole Thames basin.) In Victorian times, the water table fell because
of the increase in industrial activity until there was no artesian effect. The reduction in industry
over the last 30 years has caused the water table to rise by about 45’. This is having an impact on
the deeper sections of the London Underground. It also partly explains the increase in winter
flooding around Chesham and other towns in the Thames basin.
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