Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits the NHS Golden Jubilee in Clydebank, Scotland, Britain August 25, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool by strategy of REUTERS
LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon referred to as on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday no longer to “simply trail forward and grant the permission” for the Cambo oilfield to originate production, pronouncing its licence wanted to be reassessed.
The Cambo oilfield, in the North Sea off the Scottish island of Shetland, was once handed licensing approval in 2001 and need to now secure permission to originate production. Sturgeon stated that initial decision will have to calm be reassessed in opposition to the background of more fearless climate alternate targets.
Sturgeon’s Scottish National Celebration shares energy with the Green Celebration in Scotland’s devolved parliament.
Britain wants to remove a lead in efforts to cut emissions more snappy earlier than the United Nations’ Local climate Switch conference, or COP26, in Scotland in November, nonetheless environmental teams have accused ministers of hypocrisy in even considering giving Cambo the green gentle.
“I’ve requested the high minister no longer to simply trail forward and grant the permission to trail forward with production as a topic with out a doubt, that the licence will have to calm be reassessed in opposition to the identical kind of climate requirements as new licences are going to be assessed,” Sturgeon told Sky Information.
“I would no longer give the trail forward with out a fundamental reassessment of the licence.”
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Alex Richardson
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