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Arctic Oil Spill Readiness Virtually Nonexistent

Report: Arctic Oil Spill Readiness Virtually Nonexistent (via Desmogblog)

Thu, 2014-04-24 11:16Farron Cousins Sea ice in the Arctic Circle is currently melting at a pace far greater than scientists had originally projected.  While this is bad news for the planet — sea ice helps reflect the sun’s rays and keeps the arctic…

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5 Responses to “Arctic Oil Spill Readiness Virtually Nonexistent”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    Perxactly how far away from where Shell wants to drill is the nearest Coast Guard Station. I thought someone once said about 3000 miles. Anyone know for sure? Thank you.

  2. mike from iowa says:

    http://madvilletimes.com/2014/04/powertech-asks-feds-to-rebut-unfavorable-press-nrc-declines/

    Apparently some energy industries figure the NRC is in business to protect business from critics. Thanks to Cory at madville times for the article.

  3. Zyxomma says:

    “The NRC report serves as a huge wakeup call to the public that the oil industry is not responsible enough to be trusted in the Arctic.”

    I would amend that to say that the fossil fuel industry, whether we’re talking about oil, coal, natural gas, or bitumen (erroneously called tar sands oil to make it sound like oil, with which we’re familiar) cannot be trusted ANYWHERE. They’ve proved it over and over again. Every penny of taxpayer money should be diverted to renewables (and I don’t mean corn ethanol). Wind, sun, tidal, and geothermal comprise our energy future. Everything else is too polluting and too dangerous.

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