The term, “in situ burning,”is the oil industry’s terminology, used to describe the disposing of the oil on the surface that is thick enough to ignite. This a visual example of the ineffective technology currently being utilized. The “Down Stream” consequences of burning oil on the ocean surface will equate to heavy plumes of toxic […]
Within the next two decades, scientists estimate that the Arctic Ocean will be free of multi-year ice in the summer. The thawing of Arctic Ocean ice during summer months will lead to increased maritime transportation and tourism. It will also lead to increased oil and gas exploration as access to Arctic sea floors grows easier—the […]
Responding to the Trump administration’s decision to issue exploratory oil drilling permits for the Beaufort Sea to Italy-based Eni, the Center for Biological Diversity had this reaction: “Drilling for oil in the Arctic is an accident waiting to happen. The Trump administration is risking a major oil spill by letting this foreign corporation drill in […]
This most recent spill in Valdez is the most significant oil spill in Prince William Sound since the Exxon Valdez tanker incident in March of 1989, which was the worse spill in the U.S. until the BP Gulf Blowout.