Lawyers Are Responsible have written to Keir Starmer to seek reassurance that if the Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill is passed, the Labour Party in Government will seek to repeal it as a matter of urgency.
The Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill, currently making its way through parliament, aims to place the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) under an obligation to invite applications for new domestic oil and gas licences annually. Such an obligation is incompatible with the 1.5C global warming limit established by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
We have written to Keir Starmer, Leader of the Opposition, to express our grave concerns over the Bill, and to seek reassurance from you that if the Bill is passed, the Labour Party in Government will seek to repeal it as a matter of urgency.
Read the full letter below.