16 Aug '11, 4pm

The real price of oil grows as the North Sea spill flows via @wwf_uk

The real price of oil grows as the North Sea spill flows via @wwf_uk

As I write, the leak continues – so does our addiction to oil – so do accidents related to oil exploitation all over the world. Earlier this month, Shell admitted liability for two devastating oil spills in Nigeria in 2008 and 2009. Last year, the largest accidental marine oil spill took place in the Gulf of Mexico at BP’s Deepwater Horizon. Right now, oil companies are looking to expand and develop new sites around the world; threatening critical habitats, like that of the western gray whale ; and wilderness areas, like the Arctic, where no known technology exists to contain oil spills in ice conditions. Green groups are rightly concerned, publishing a joint letter in the Herald today. You can read WWF Scotland’s update here. The environmental cost of these spills is enormous, even before you take climate change into account. By September last year BP was forced to pay ne...

Full article: http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/campaigning/index.cfm?5188

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