Closed 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.

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The Infrastructure Act was passed in 2015.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/7/section/41/enacted

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:
https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/the-legal-landscape/

Prof. James Hansen on the planetary emergency:
https://planb.earth/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Hansen-letter-to-general-public.pdf

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