The UK Infrastructure Act 2015 makes it a legal obligation to “maximise economic recovery of UK petroleum” – committing this and future governments to maximise emissions from UK fossil fuels.
At the same time, they have legal obligations to minimise them: essential because of the climate crisis.
The Infrastructure Act was passed in 2015.
The Climate Change Act was passed in 2008.
It is legally-binding national legislation to address climate change. UK also signed the Paris Agreement.
More on UK legal duties on climate change:
Prof. James Hansen on the planetary emergency:
Both Acts appear to contradict one another and the Infrastructure Act operates against the need to be reducing (or stopping altogether) the use of fossil fuels.
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