Gallery: UK Politicians Call For Ban On Arctic Drilling Due To Safety C...


The UK’s Environmental Audit Committee has released a report titled “Protecting the Arctic” in which Members of Parliament call for a halt on oil drilling in the region until several concerns are addressed. The concerns include the need for a pan-Arctic oil spill response standard, stricter financial liability regimes for oil and gas operations that require companies to prove that they can meet the costs of cleaning up, and an internationally recognized environmental sanctuary established in at least part of the Arctic.

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