The First Minister has said she doesn’t think the new controversial proposed oilfield off the coast of Shetland should be given the go ahead.
Speaking in Parliament, Nicola Sturgeon said: “I don’t think we can go on extracting new oil and gas forever, that is why we have moved away from the policy of maximum economic recovery. And I don’t think we can go and continue to give the go-ahead to new oil fields. So I don’t think that Cambo should get the green light.”
Responding to the First Minister’s statement, Jamie Livingstone, Head of Oxfam Scotland, said: “Drop by drop, the well of opposition to Cambo is filling up fast and the First Minister’s statement that the proposed field should not ‘get the green light’ is a very welcome hardening of her position. We need to see the same leadership from the Prime Minister – who must now put a lid on new oil for good.
“Boris Johnson’s climate credibility rests on scrapping this proposal. If he really wants COP26 to have made a difference, the UK must send a clear message to the rest of the world that the era of endless fossil fuel production is over.”