17 Aug '11, 4pm

North Sea oil spill: polluters should pay but can we make them?

North Sea oil spill: polluters should pay but can we make them?

What is the difference between a sea bird dying because its feathers are coated in crude oil, and a sea bird starving to death because its food source has been destroyed by chemical dispersants used to break up an oil slick? To the bird, not a lot. To a conservation organisation or local authority trying to recover the costs of restoring ecosystems and animal populations, the difference could be everything. In September last year, the Ecologist published an article on the toxic effects of dispersants used to tackle the Gulf of Mexico oil spill . The article recounted the chain of events which led to the decimation of bird populations after the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989 when dispersants killed native coastal vegetation. This was replaced by invasive plant species that couldn’t withstand the tough Alaskan weather conditions and died, leaving sea birds to starve. It is a tra...

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