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WWF announces seabed mineral lawsuit against the state


Secretary General Karoline Andaur in the WWF World Wildlife Fund. Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

Of NTB | 18.04.2024 07:03:04

Nature and environment: The formal decision was taken on Friday last week and makes Norway one of the first countries in the world to allow this, despite international criticism from, among others, the EU.

– Norway’s decision to go ahead with opening huge areas of the sea for mining is an administrative scandal without parallel. Never before have we seen a Norwegian government so arrogantly override all professional advice and defy the warnings of a unified marine research community, says Secretary General of the WWF World Wide Fund for Nature, Karoline Andaur, in a press release.

WWF believes that the report on which the decision is based does not satisfy the minimum requirements under section 2-2 of the Seabed Minerals Act.

– If the decision is not contested, we accept that the politicians can break the law and manage blindly, says Andaur.

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