Norway opens first Arctic oil field !
Environmentalists questioning decision in vulnerable territory
The environmental organizations are not satisfied, even if the Ministry promises that the oil exploitation will follow the highest standards and zero oil pollution into the Barents Sea. Bellona Foundation has expressed great concern about the decision, also because the Government opens up for oilactivities around the Arctic a island Jan Mayen. The leader of Bellona, Fredrik Hauge calls it a scandal and promises to launch a campaign against the decision. Read more here. Organization Nature and Youth is also furious about the decision Questions are raised how this fits in with Norway's international environmental obligations.
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