Norway court rules against environmental groups to allow Arctic drilling

The Oslo District Court [official website, in Norwegian] ruled [judgment, PDF, in Norwegian] Thursday that the government may allow Arctic drilling. The ruling was a defeat for environmental groups Nature and Youth and Greenpeace Nordic [advocacy websites, in Norwegian], which had argued that allowing the drilling would violate the country’s obligations under the Paris Agreement [materials] on climate change as well as the Norwegian Constitution [text, PDF]. The groups had sued the government to invalidate drilling licenses. The court rejected…

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