Cement protesters go to House of Lords, UK

Cement protesters go to House of Lords, UK
Published: 26 January 2007

Protesters fighting for the closure of Rugby Cement have won a chance to put their case in front of the House of Lords.

Rugby in Plume (RIP) has been granted appeal for its case to be heard, after the High Court refused to block tyre-burning trials in April 2005.

The news comes just days after Cemex, who own the Lawford Road plant, officially put forward an application to the Environment Agency (EA) to use climafuel as an alternative fuel.

A decision is also expected to be made in the next few days into whether Rugby Cement can burn tyres at the plant as another alternative fuel.