10 Sep '11, 9pm

New report urges #Canada to reform #drilling laws

New report urges #Canada to reform #drilling laws

Engage in meaningful consultation with Inuit groups at key stages of the process, from participation in early environmental assessments to decisions about oil-spill preparedness and royalty sharing. Mandate a strategic environmental assessment of a proposed licensing area in the Arctic Ocean before calling for industry nominations of potential exploration sites. Require that operators meet minimum Arctic-based standards for drilling performance and environmental protection before bids on offshore licenses are accepted and ensure that companies have the financial resources to meet worst-case oil-spill liability requirements. Ensure that Arctic-tested standards for offshore oil-spill preparedness and response capacity are in place before authorizing exploration and that these standards maintain the intent of the same-season relief well policy to protect the Arctic and its pe...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/09/10/becoming-arctic-ready-re...

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Area covered by Arctic sea ice hits lowest point since 1972: Scientists

Area covered by Arctic sea ice hits lowest poin...

straitstimes.com 11 Sep '11, 12am

The area covered by Arctic sea ice reached its lowest point this week since the start of satellite observations in 1972, G...

The Arctic Sea Ice Watch:

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 12 Sep '11, 3pm

Most attention on sea ice comes in early September, when the sheath of drifting, cracking floes cloaking the Arctic Ocean,...

Blog: Does the Arctic melt matter?: Do polar be...

foe.co.uk 12 Sep '11, 10am

Just about every environmentalist I know hears the news of the melting ice in the Arctic and reacts with a sense of horror...

Farewell to an Acronym

Farewell to an Acronym

green.blogs.nytimes.com 13 Sep '11, 5pm

The awkwardly named hybrid agency responsible for the regulation of offshore drilling, the Interior Department’s Bureau of...

#Cairn fails to find #Arctic oil. Again.

#Cairn fails to find #Arctic oil. Again.

greenpeace.org.uk 13 Sep '11, 12pm

This month sees the Arctic sea ice minimum, a litmus test for the health of the global climate, with indications suggestin...

Record-low sea ice extent was reached in Arctic...

e360.yale.edu 12 Sep '11, 3pm

12 Sep 2011: Record-low Sea Ice Extent Was Reached in Arctic Ocean This Summer European scientists say the extent of Arcti...