Appeals court upholds Norway licenses for Arctic drilling


In a blow to environmental groups sued filed suits against arctic oil drilling little region government will be allowed to hand out drilling licenses in the region an appeals court upheld a ruling the too quick to the government of charges from the group's nature and use and Greenpeace Nordic the drilling for oil and gas in all two quarters would violate the twenty fifteen Paris agreement on climate change and the Norwegian constitution the lawyer representing the Norwegian government argued that drilling licenses in the Barents Sea have been backed by a large majority in the nation's parliament he warned the courts against tipping the balance of power between elected officials and the justice system according to Norwegian broadcaster NRK the environmental groups immediately appealed Thursday's ruling

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