Climate campaigners have responded to Shell’s decision to pull out of the controversial Cambo oil field saying this is the end of the line for the project. The UK Government must now officially reject this proposal.

Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Climate and Energy Campaigner Caroline Rance said:

“People power has made the climate-wrecking Cambo development so toxic that even oil giant Shell doesn’t want to be associated with it any more.

“Shell could see what way the wind was blowing with the project facing fierce opposition, and costly delays, from the public, climate groups and politicians.

“This marks the beginning of the end for all new oil and gas projects.

“Climate science is clear that there can be no new fossil fuels , and now Shell has admitted there’s no economic case in new oil and gas either.

“Both the UK and Scottish Governments must now officially reject Cambo, say no to any future oil and gas developments in UK waters and get on with planning a fair and fast transition for people working in this industry.”

ENDS


NOTES TO EDITORS

Huge doubt cast on Cambo oil field as Shell decides not to invest
https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/north-sea/369600/shell-leaves-cambo-oil-field/

Free to use photos: Stop Cambo message delivered to UK Government COP26 hub https://flic.kr/s/aHsmX67WdE

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Free to use photos: Stop Cambo message delivered to UK Government COP26 hub https://flic.kr/s/aHsmX67WdE

Friends of the Earth Scotland is:
* Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning organisation
* An independent Scottish charity with a network of thousands of supporters and active local groups across Scotland
* Part of the largest grassroots environmental network in the world, uniting over 2 million supporters, 73 national member groups, and 5,000 local activist groups.
www.foe.scot


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