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Thursday, 4 January 2018

GreenPeace: Decision made in case against Arctic Oil in Norway: Right to a healthy environment acknowledged

Decision made in case against Arctic Oil in Norway: Right to a healthy environment acknowledged
Oslo, Norway, January 4, 2018 – In the case brought against the Norwegian Government by Greenpeace Norway, Nature and Youth and the Grandparents Climate Campaign for granting new oil licenses to drill in the Arctic, the Oslo District Court has reached a decision today. [1] [2] The Court found the Norwegian government not responsible for breaching the Constitution. However, the Court found that the right to a healthy environment is protected by the Constitution and the Government must uphold those rights. In reaction to the judgment, the head of Greenpeace Norway, Truls Gulowsen, said: "While it's good news that the judgment acknowledges the Environmental Article in the Norwegian...
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