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Environmental groups appeal decision in Norway Arctic drilling lawsuit

[JURIST] Environmental groups filed an appeal [press release] on Monday after the Oslo District Court [official website] ruled [JURIST report] that Norway's oil and gas exploration in the Arctic did not violate citizens' right to a clean environment.

The court found earlier this month that the oil and gas exploration was permissible under Norway's anti-pollution laws [text, PDF] and did not violate the Paris Agreement [materials].

Greenpeace Nordic and Nature and Youth [advocacy websites, in Norwegian] filed this appeal arguing that Norway should be held responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions emitting from its oil and gas exploration.

The appeal was filed to the Supreme Court of Norway [official website]. They argue that the judgment is based on an improper assessment of the evidence and incorrect interpretation and application of the law.

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