Croatian Dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or Tourism

Posted In News, Pollution
May
28

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Lubenice beach, Adriatic sea, Croatia. Photo source: ©© Ale Burns

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Despite surging opposition to pumping crude in the waters of one of Europe’s fastest-growing summer travel destinations, the Croatian government is determined to boost the state’s poor finances by offering several exploration licenses to foreign energy companies.

Opponents warn that besides damaging the spectacular scenery, offshore drilling represents a grave environmental hazard, raising the risk of oil spills that could wreck tourism — the country’s main source of income…

Read Full Article, AP / Yahoo News

Greenpeace Against Adriatic Oil Drilling, Croatia Week

Croatians ‘sleep-walking’ into destroying tourism with Adriatic energy industry, Guardian UK (04-09-2015)

A Fresh View of Europe’s New Arrival, The Independent (07-08-2013)


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PETITION: Stop Oil & Gas Drilling in the Croatian Adriatic Sea, Change.org

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