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Greenpeace makes further UK anti-oil protest after court defeat

The beleaguered E&P sector can breathe easier after legal ruling against the environmental NGO. But it has taken its message directly to the heart of the political establishment

Activists from Greenpeace claimed they had “shut down Downing Street” on Monday after they staged a sit-down protest featuring a mock statue of UK prime minister Boris Johnson spattered in oil. Their message? That Johnson should not allow work on the proposed West of Shetland Cambo field to proceed.   The lobby group’s switch in tactics comes after a courtroom defeat last week on its attempts to have the licence to produce from the BP-operated Vorlich field rescinded. The Court of Session in Edinburgh refused last Thursday a Greenpeace appeal against the UK energy ministry and upstream regulator’s decision to allow BP and joint venture partner Ithaca Energy to exploit the field. “The quest

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