Norway's Lofoten region to remain off-limits to oil firms: government

From Reuters - January 14, 2018

MOSS, Norway (Reuters) - Norways Arctic region of Lofoten, Vesteraalen and Senja will remain off-limits to oil exploration at least until the next election for parliament, which is due in 2021, the government said on Sunday.

Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Sunday announced an agreement to include in her cabinet the centrist Liberal Party, which had demanded that the cod-rich regions waters continue to be shielded from oil drilling.


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