European Coastal Nations to Create Marine Protected Areas and Review Offshore Drilling
Ibiza, Mediterranean sea. Photo courtesy of: © Denis Delestrac
European coastal nations agreed Friday to review rules for offshore drilling, but said each country should decide individually on how to improve safety oil rig safety to avoid disasters like the Gulf of Mexico spill.
Amid opposition from Norway, Britain and Denmark, a German proposal suggesting a suspension of some deep-water drilling operations was rejected at a meeting of 15 European nations and the European Union in the west coast city of Bergen.