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Greenland Abandons All Future Oil Exploration, ING.dk Says

An airplane approaches Kangerlussuaq Airport in Greenland, May 20, 2021. (Photo by Saul LOEB / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

An airplane approaches Kangerlussuaq Airport in Greenland, May 20, 2021. (Photo by Saul LOEB / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Photographer: SAUL LOEB/AFP

Greenland has decided to drop all future exploration for oil as the government responds to environmental concerns, according to Danish media.

Naalakkersuisut, as the island’s government is called, “has decided that the environmental consequences of oil exploration and production are too great,” Naaja, H. Nathanielsen, minister for commodities, said, according to ING.dk.