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Landmark supreme court ruling could end all future UK oil drilling

By Justin Rowlatt and Esme StallardBBC News Climate and Science

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The Supreme Court has ruled that Surrey County Council should have considered the climate impacts of burning oil drilled from new wells in Horley.

Under planning law the assumption has always been that only the impacts from constructing the wells and not the use of the final oil products should be considered.

The case brought by Sarah Finch, on behalf of campaigners, could threaten new UK fossil fuels projects.

The council said it followed planning law.

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