European Parliament rejects total ban on Arctic drilling

MEPs in the European Parliament voted on Thursday against a total ban on oil and gas extraction in the Arctic in a symbolic move.
By Staff reporter 17 March 2017 0 25097

MEPs in the European Parliament voted on Thursday against a total ban on oil and gas extraction in the Arctic in a symbolic move.

A total of 414 MEPs voted against a complete moratorium on Arctic drilling in a non-binding resolution, while 183 voted for the ban.

The resolution called for the prohibition on fossil fuel extraction only "in the icy Arctic waters of the EU and the [European Economic Area]". However, this does not include the Barents Sea, where Norway and Russia are exploring for oil...

Log in or register for a free trial to continue reading this article

Already a subscriber?

If you already have a subscription, sign in to continue reading this article.

Log me in

Not a subscriber?

Sign up for 7-day trial access to this and more premium content. It's free.

Sign up now