21 Sep '12, 3pm

Arctic Oil Drilling Moratorium Needed to Protect Environment: UK Parliament Committee

Arctic Oil Drilling Moratorium Needed to Protect Environment: UK Parliament Committee

Though not binding on government, the Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons has concluded that a moratorium on Arctic oil drilling is needed to protect the environment, the Washington Post reports. Committee member Caroline Lucas of the Green Party: The race to carve up the Arctic is accelerating faster than our regulatory or technical capacity to manage it. The Arctic oil rush is bringing unprecedented risks to the area, and it's now clear that the consequences of any potential oil spill would be catastrophic. Committee chair Joan Walley: We heard compelling evidence that if a blow-out occurred just before the dark Arctic winter returned it may not be possible to cap it until the following summer—potentially leaving oil spewing out under the ice for six months or more with devastating consequences for wildlife. Similar sentiment has been expressed by the h...

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