This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Revoke legislation which obligates maximising economic recovery of UK oil & gas.
The UK Infrastructure Act 2015 makes it a legal obligation to "maximise economic recovery of UK petroleum" - committing this & future governments to maximise emissions from UK fossil fuels.
At the same time, they have legal obligations to minimise them: essential because of the climate crisis.
The Infrastructure Act was passed in 2015.
The Climate Change Act was passed in 2008.
It is legally-binding national legislation to address climate change. UK also signed the Paris Agreement.
More on UK legal duties on climate change:
Prof. James Hansen on the planetary emergency:
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website