06 Aug '11, 12am

Lessons Unlearned: Feds greenlight first offshore drilling plans in Arcti...

Feds greenlight first offshore drilling plans in Arctic since Gulf spill Last summer, we were captivated by a live video feed of oil spewing from a broken well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The Deepwater Horizon disaster woke up America to the dangers of offshore oil drilling, and the government was quick to act. Shortly after 11 workers lost their lives, the Obama administration shelved plans to drill for oil in America’s Arctic Ocean. If even a fraction of the 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico were to spill in the remote, fragile waters of the Arctic Ocean, the result would be devastating; there is no known technology to clean up oil spilled in these waters where 20-foot swells and huge chunks of ice are common. But, clearly, those leassons have been unlearned. This week, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOE...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-august/lessons-unlearned

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