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Environmentalists Slam U.K. Approval of Rosebank Oil Project in North Sea

HeadlineSep 28, 2023

In the U.K., climate activists have slammed the government after it gave the green light to develop its largest untapped oilfield in the North Sea, just off the northwest coast of the Shetland Islands. The Rosebank project will be operated by Norwegian company Equinor and British firm Ithaca Energy. This is climate lawyer and director of the group Uplift, Tessa Khan.

Tessa Khan: “If we’re going to stay within a safe climate, which is that internationally agreed goal of 1.5 degrees of temperature rise, there is no room for new oil and gas fields. Existing oil and gas reserves and fossil fuel infrastructure are enough to take us past that critical threshold, so we simply can’t afford to add more oil and gas to that existing pile.”

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