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Greenpeace appeals after losing Norwegian oil lawsuit

Environmental organization Greenpeace still maintains that the Norwegian government is violating the constitution by permitting oil exploration in the Barents Sea. The lawsuit must now be tried at the Supreme Court.

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When the Norwegian government allocates oil fields in vulnerable areas in the Barents Sea, does it violate paragraph 112 of the Norwegian constitution, which holds that all citizens have the right to a clean environment?

This question will now be tried at the Norwegian Supreme Court after Greenpeace filed a lawsuit against the government at the Oslo District Court in the beginning of January.

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