UK government taken to court over new oil permits

Greenpeace activists protesting against oil and gas expansion near Cherbourg, February 2023. The environmental campaign group is taking the UK government to court over the prospect of new fossil fuel licences. (Photo: Lou Benoist/AFP via Getty Images)

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace and Uplift say the government has failed to examine properly the climate impact of issuing new oil and gas licences, while also ignoring alternatives. The British government is being challenged in a High Court hearing on Tuesday over its latest round of new oil and gas permissions, ...

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