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Climate groups begin legal actions against Rosebank North Sea oil project

Climate campaigners have launched two separate legal challenges to government plans to open a massive new oilfield in the North Sea. Greenpeace and the campaign group Uplift argue that the decision to press ahead with the Rosebank development – the UK’s biggest untapped oilfield – is incompatible with the UK’s legally binding climate commitments, and say ministers’ original analysis ignored the devastating impact of burning oil from the site. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/18/climate-groups-begin-legal-actions-against-rosebank-north-sea-oil-project

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  • johnte ndeto

    15 w

    Laws and regulations are very important in safeguarding climate change

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    • Rotich Kim

      16 w

      I support this move legal action should be a tool used for environment to get Justice

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      • Princess

        16 w

        While the legal challenges pose hurdles, they also present an opportunity for constructive dialogue, encouraging a shift towards cleaner energy solutions and fostering a more sustainable future.

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        • Sarah Chabane

          16 w

          Go get them! They deserve 100 legal actions for this project

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          • Kevin

            16 w

            We wish them all the best as they begin litigation measures

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            • George Kariuki

              16 w

              Legal battles can be lengthy and complex, potentially delaying decisive action on climate change.

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                17 w

                What the campaigners are doing is commendable and their voices should be heard, this project must be stopped at all cost

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                • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                  The legal challenges initiated by Greenpeace and the campaign group Uplift against the Rosebank North Sea oil project reflect growing concerns about the environmental impact and climate compatibility of such large-scale fossil fuel developments. The contention that opening the UK's largest untapped oilfield is inconsistent with the country's legally binding climate commitments underscores the increasing scrutiny on government decisions regarding fossil fuel projects. The argument that the original analysis neglected the destructive consequences of burning oil from the Rosebank site adds weight to the calls for a more comprehensive assessment of the environmental implications of such endeavors. This legal action highlights the ongoing tension between economic interests and the imperative to address climate change, as well as the role of legal mechanisms in holding decision-makers accountable for environmental sustainability.

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                  • Patrick Kiash

                    15 w

                    @rukia_ahmed_abdi I concur with you

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    17 w

                    Great for the two climate defenders groups to stand against the climate injustice by legally stopping opening of a new oilfield in the North Sea.

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                    • Gorffly mokua

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                      This should be stopped asap!

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