Friday, 05 January 2018 20:54

In Norway the court has rejected the claim of ecologists to the authorities because of drilling in the Arctic

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District court of Oslo has rejected the claim international non-governmental the nature protection organization Greenpeace to the authorities of Norway with the requirement to stop drilling in the Arctic.


It is reported on the official site of court. Greenpeace has submitted a claim to the authorities of Norway with the requirement to recognize as illegal oil prospecting and oil production on the Arctic shelf of the kingdom. Together with Greenpeace plaintiffs two nature protection organizations of Norway in this case acted.

Ecologists insisted that licenses of the authorities of Norway for oil production in the Arctic violate the constitution of the country and also the Parisian contract on climate which has been signed by the authorities of the kingdom.

However the court has rejected this claim, having decided that claimants have to pay court costs of the Ministry of oil and power industry of Norway of 580 thousand kroner ($71,5 thousand).



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