In January the High Court comprehensively rejected arguments brought by three environmental campaigners under the banner “Paid to Pollute” against the OGA Strategy.
Paid to Pollute
A trio of high-profile losses is unlikely to stem “concerted attempts” by protestors to challenge the North Sea oil industry in court.
A High Court has thrown out a legal challenge claiming that the UK Government had acted unlawfully in its support for North Sea oil and gas.
A group of campaigners will see their day in court as they challenge the UK government over its plans for continued North Sea oil recovery, which they allege are in conflict with the country’s net zero goals.
Industry leaders have insisted that oil and gas firms have a “valuable role” to play in fighting climate change, despite being largely absent from the COP26 summit.
A group of climate campaigners have received approval to take the UK Government to the High Court over its North Sea oil plans.
UK government revenues from oil and gas taxes have plummeted by more than 70% due to effects of the recent price crash and decommissioning repayments.
Campaigners have brought a legal challenge to the UK Government for supporting plans they claim are “unlawful” for North Sea oil and gas production.