27 September 2023
- “This Government must be held accountable for its complicity in this climate crime”
Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, has the following response to the approval of the Rosebank oil field:
“Giving the green light to this huge new oil field is morally obscene. This Government must be held accountable for its complicity in this climate crime.
Amidst a summer of raging wildfires and the hottest July on record, this Government approves the biggest undeveloped oil and gas field in the North Sea – set to produce more than the combined CO2 emissions of all 28 low-income countries in the world.
Energy security and cheaper bills aren’t delivered by allowing highly-subsidised, foreign-owned fossil fuel giants to extract more oil and gas from these islands and sell it overseas to the highest bidder.
They come from grasping the opportunities of unblocking and upscaling abundant and affordable renewables, and properly insulating the nation – ensuring clean air and water, thriving nature and wildlife, and high-quality skilled and stable jobs in the process.
If we’re going to secure this liveable future, we must stop all new fossil fuel projects like Rosebank once and for all.”