Greenland Scraps All Future Oil Exploration on Climate ConcernsBy
Decision is made for the ‘sake of our nature,’ government says
Ban may further stymie efforts to gain economic independence
Greenland dropped all plans for future oil exploration on environmental grounds, saying the price of extraction was “too high.”
The island’s socialist-led government, in office since April, has made climate concerns central to its legislative program. While the decision to scrap planned exploration is a win for environmental groups, it cuts off potential investments that could have aided efforts to gain economic independence from Denmark.