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We’re taking Arctic oil to Court

For the first time in 20 years the Norwegian government is opening up a new oil frontier in the Arctic.

We will show the court that oil drilling in the Arctic is not only deeply immoral but also violating Article 112 of the Norwegian Constitution that says that the State shall ensure for everyone, including future generations, the right to a safe and healthy environment.

This will be the first time this right is tested in court.

We will also show the Court that the Norwegian government is violating the Paris Agreement where they clearly promised to help limit climate change.

When politicians put oil before people, they need to be held accountable. This is why we are taking Arctic oil to Court!



The People vs. Arctic Oil case in short

WHO IS BEING SUED?
The Government of Norway represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
WHAT ARE THEY BEING SUED FOR?
Allowing new oil drilling in the Arctic and thereby putting current and future generations’ families and homes in danger.
WHO ARE SUING?
 

The timeline

APR 2016

Climate Agreement

Norway signs the Paris Agreement and promise to help limit climate change
 
MAY 2016

New Arctic oil licences

The Norwegian government hands out new oil licenses in the Arctic
 
AUG 2016

Drilling announced

Norwegian state-owned Statoil announces a massive drilling campaign
 
OCT 2016

Lawsuit filed

Greenpeace and Nature and Youth hand in lawsuit against the Norwegian government
 
JULY 2017

Bearing witness in the Arctic

Greenpeace ship is present in the Barents sea for the drilling season
 
NOV 2017

Court hearing starts

Trial begins. Names and witness statements are submitted as evidence in Court
 
JAN2018

THE JUDGEMENT

The judgement recognizes that there is a Constitutionally protected right to a healthy environment and that the Norwegian government has a duty to uphold this right
 
FEB 2018

Appeal

Greenpeace Nordic and Nature and Youth are appealing the judgement in their case against the Norwegian Government for Arctic oil drilling.
 
538,077 people have added their names
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