Licence to drill: Centrica awarded rights to explore Barents Sea

Posted In News, Pollution
May
18

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Nordkapp or North Cape is the point where the Norwegian Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, meets the Barents Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean. The Globe sculpture, has become the symbol of Nordkapp and marks the end point of Europe. Photo source: ©© fiorello mannaia

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Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has been awarded rights to explore in the Barents Sea off Norway.

Greenpeace said it was astonishing that Centrica would risk the enormous financial costs of a spill in such pristine waters when larger companies such as Shell had recently abandoned operations in the Alaskan Arctic…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK

Drilling Will Cost the Arctic its Wildness, Adventure Journal (12-12-2013)

Five reasons drilling in the Arctic is a bad idea, OneEarth (06-2015)

What it Means: Shell Abandons Arctic Oil Drilling, (09-28-2015)

Why Would Royal Dutch Shell Abandon the Arctic? (Video) (02-08-2014)

US Curbs Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling, BBC News (10-17-2015)

When You Drill, You Spill; Huffington Green (05-27-2015)
The 2015 Santa Barbara County oil spill, one of the largest in California history, reiterates what we already know: We can’t extract oil and transport it without putting our beaches, wildlife, and coastal communities at risk. The sad fact is, when you drill, you spill.

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