New oil and gas licenses will jeopardise a safe and healthy environment for people now and for generations to come.

    Just last month, as the UK’s second warmest year on record concluded, the UK joined other countries in signing the UAE consensus at Cop28 and thus pledged to transition away from fossil fuels. But this bill, and the government’s commitment to ‘max out’ the North Sea’s declining oil and gas reserves, is diametrically opposed to that agreement.

    I have joined the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change and a cross-party group of MPs to urge the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero to withdraw the Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill.

    Read more about our response to the Bill here.



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