UK faces legal action over North Sea oilfield exploration plans

UK faces legal action over North Sea oilfield exploration plans

Greenpeace threatens to take government to court as approval risk undermining climate targets

The government faces the threat of legal action over plans to allow exploration at the Cambo oilfield near Shetland after promising to put an end to new oil exploration licences that do not align with the UK’s climate goals.

Greenpeace has threatened to take the government to court over the decision, which has triggered an outcry from climate experts and green campaigners in Scotland and across the UK in recent weeks.

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