Victory! The ban on oil production in Lofoten remains in force
On Friday 11 March, the Norwegian Government has decided not to open offshore waters in the archipelagos of Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja island for oil drilling. Marine waters off the Lofoten Islands are of particular value to the ecosystem of the Atlantic Ocean. This region is one of the most beautiful in Norway. Oil production in the area would subject to risk valuable ecosystems. It is also important to note that the oil sector in Norway is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases.
The RSEU supported the Norwegian environmental non-governmental organizations in their fight against the opening of Lofoten to oil drilling and signed a letter to the Prime Minister of Norway, with a request to abandon the revision of the conservation status of the Lofoten Islands . We congratulate all indifferent to our common nature with our common victory! Many thanks to all the organizations - members of the Russian Socio-Ecological Union, which participated in the campaign to support our Norwegian colleagues!