19 Aug '11, 2pm

North Sea #OilSpill Reveals Risks of Drilling in the More Remote, Less Regulated Arctic #NIMBY

North Sea #OilSpill Reveals Risks of Drilling in the More Remote, Less Regulated Arctic #NIMBY

One year after BP capped its blown out well in the Gulf of Mexico, another spill has dumped oil into yet another sea. Nearly 55,000 gallons of oil have leaked from a Royal Dutch Shell drilling platform off the coast of Scotla nd . Once again we are faced with the reality that offshore drilling is an inherently perilous venture. The dangers in this industry will never go away. The question is: are we prepared to deal with them? The United Kingdom and Norway have some of the highest standards for offshore operations, risk assessment, and safety management in the world. Yet this latest Shell spill proves that, even in a strong regulatory environment, accidents happen. That is what makes the Obama Administration’s recent decision to give Shell a tentative go-ahead to drill in the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska so troubling. (You can read my response to that announcement ...

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