Gallery: Greenland Halts All New Arctic Oil Drilling Permits Due to Env...


Greenland, along with Alaska and Russia, has been a hotspot for oil companies hoping to tap into the estimated 25% of the world’s remaining oil and gas reserved in and around the Arctic Ocean. But the new government in Greenland has just put a moratorium on all new offshore oil and gas drilling licenses in the country’s Arctic waters. The moratorium comes as a result of concerns raised by Greenpeace about the risk of oil spills and the inevitable contribution to global warming involved in off-shore oil and gas operations.

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  1. Joseph6032 June 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Save the mermaids stop the drilling killing all the mammal killing are ocean it\’s killing are world are children\’s children should down the line could suffer for this all political world thanks about is cooperate money and stocks while the rest of humanity falls into there little trap are shores are and will be are future we have something that can fuel us god gave it to us its the sun stop the drilling I\’ll devote my life I\’ll even. Sacrafice just to stop all off shore drilling

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