Norway’s Supreme Court today struck down a challenge from environmental groups trying to stop oil exploration in the Arctic, after a historic battle over the country’s climate change commitments. The French Press Agency (AFP) reports that by a vote of 11 to four, the top court rejected the argument of two organisations — Greenpeace and Young Friends of the Earth Norway — which said that the granting of 10 oil exploration licences in the Barents Sea in 2016 was unconstitutional. Referring to the Paris Agreement, which seeks to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the organisations argued that the oil licenses violated article 112 of Norway’s constitution, guaranteeing everyone the right to a healthy environment.