The Isle of Man Green Party has expressed outrage with government for continuing to investigate fossil fuel extraction in Manx waters.
Technical and fiscal advice is being sought by the Department of Infrastructure, to assist in the ‘exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons’.
The timing of this announcement shows ‘utter contempt’ for the Manx parliament’s recognition of a climate emergency, according to the Green Party.
The Department of Infrastructure has been contacted for comment, but has yet to respond at the time of publishing.
Last week, a large protest took place outside Legislative Buildings, as part of global demonstrations calling for action to tackle climate change.