TotalEnergies and the government have decided to oppose a bid by environmental groups Natural Justice and The Green Connection to set aside the government’s decision to grant the French multinational energy major the right to drill offshore for gas and oil.

The environmental groups have dragged TotalEnergies and the ministers of forestry, fisheries & the environment, and mineral resources & energy to court in their official capacities to set aside a decision to grant an environmental authorisation to the company to conduct exploratory drilling off the southwest coast of SA between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas...

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