Norway's National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT) decided on a much anticipated meeting Monday this week (April 28th) that their treatment of research ethics in the context of petroleum research will continue until June, when they will hold an extraordinary meeting to conclude on the subject. A statement will appear in mid-June.
I have been one of the researchers raising this debate. Due to my blog backlog I have not yet posted news on most of my activities (a chronicle by me and one co-written, a few interviews, etc.) in this context, but I hope to do so soon.