Environmental activists are pushing a European court to rule that Norway drilling for oil in the Arctic breaches their and future generations’ human rights in the latest legal challenge to fossil fuels. 

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Therese Hugstmyr Woie, head of Young Friends of the Earth Norway, one of the organisations behind the lawsuit, says, “The Arctic is special because of its vulnerable ecosystems. The consequences of an accident, and normal oil drilling, are much bigger than other places.” 

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