The Labor Party`s program committee has presented a new solution for evaluating petroleum exploration in Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja. They want to conduct an impact assessment in just parts of Sothern Lofoten. In the previous program from 2013, the Labor Party wanted exploration in the entire area. The Labor Party will evaluate the new suggestion on the party’s national convention. Oil minister, Terje Søviknes, believes that the proposal conserves too large areas.