Oil exploration in Portugal halted by NGOs

A regional court in Portugal has temporarily¬†stopped a company drilling for fossil fuels after an appeal by NGOs. An offshore oil exploration project, in an area south of Lisbon, has been stopped after a coalition of NGOs and citizens sent the case to court to challenge a claim that it would not impact the environment. The Portuguese Environment Agency had previously given the green light to the project without evaluating the environmental risks. However the local Court of Loul√© accepted … Continue reading Oil exploration in Portugal halted by NGOs