UK offers new North Sea oil and gas licenses despite opposition | app

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LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday opened a new licensing round for oil and gas exploration in the North Sea despite criticism from environmentalists and scientists who say the move undermines the country’s commitment to tackling the climate change.

The Conservative Government argues that extracting more fossil fuels from the North Sea will create jobs and boost UK energy security, and is less harmful to the environment than importing gas and oil from the North Sea. ‘foreign.

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