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Norway activists take fight on Arctic oil drilling to European court

A group of climate activists and organizations turns to the EU's human rights court in their fight against new oil exploration in the Barents Sea, citing the International Energy Agency's report that global net zero can only be achieved if all new drillings stop.

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Climate activists that failed in their attempt to stop oil and gas drilling in Norway’s Arctic are taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Two major environmental organizations, along with six young climate activists, will file an application to the court, arguing that allowing new oil drilling during a climate crisis breaches fundamental human rights.

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