Skip to comments.Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic
Posted on 06/21/2011 10:31:48 AM PDT by jazusamo
DUBLIN Environmentalists are scuttling to courts to stop a modern-day gold rush at the top of the world, as the United States and four other countries scramble to stake claims to potentially vast oil riches under the frozen waters of the Arctic Sea.
Environmental activists such as Greenpeace are opposed to any resource extraction in the region.
Greenpeace has been protesting on all Arctic ice drillings since 2000, said Truls Gulowsen, program director of Greenpeace Nordic. We believe its high time to put some bars on the industrys push into the area. Its too vulnerable, and there is no way to clean an oil spill out of ice.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that the Arctic region contains 90 billion barrels of oil, representing about 13 percent of the undiscovered petroleum in the world. The region could yield about $8.3 trillion in oil revenue at todays prices.
Some oil experts say the oil fields off the Arctic coasts of the United States, Canada, Norway, Russia and Greenland, which is part of Denmark, could be more than double the USGS estimate.
Extracting the Arctics petroleum requires drilling operations unlike those in the Gulf of Mexico, where nearly 5 million barrels of oil spilled during three months in 2010 after an explosion on BPs Deepwater Horizon rig. It was the biggest oil spill in the history of the industry, and its long-term environmental damage is still being assessed.
Were in a global situation where weve found more oil and coal than we can afford to burn from a climate point of view, so unconventional sources [of oil] need to be the first to stay in the ground. At the same time, the Arctic is supervulnerable, Greenpeaces Mr. Gulowsen said.
Greenpeace recently lost a legal battle with the Scottish oil-exportation company...
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Well said, that’s exactly what the enviro-nazis are trying to do.
The same people, who spout such crap, will also be happy to tell you why you should worry about “peak oil”.
Then they say there has to be far fewer people on Earth so Earth isn't destroyed but they are never the ones to volunteer to go first.
We can all guess how Vlad Putin is gonna react to this
LOL! You mean you don’t think he’ll be receptive?
This enviro-nazi Gulowsen better stay out of Russia. :)
Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from wealth creation
Putin is ex-KGB.
He was trained in dealing with “troublemakers”, and can probably arrange extended stays in the Artic for them.
“Environmentalists push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic”
Communist push to keep U.S., others from oil drilling in Arctic
Why would you need to?
Sure there is. If it's on top of the ice, the oil will be so thick in winter one could scrape it up with bulldozers. Otherwise, blast a ring around the spill, boom it, wait for summer, and tow the berg to open water for it to melt.
I'll take my royalties by mail.
heh heh heh
You deserve them if it works and it sounds like it will. :)
Interesting that it is done on the Alaskan North Slope during the winter all too often.
Greenpeace should be renamed “Redpeace” or “WatermelonPeace”, green on the outside, red on the inside.
They have taken such a far-left turn over the past couple decades that they are now the enemy of America’s economy. Gee, they sound just like Obama.
When America goes to hell in part because of these retards, it’ll be quite fun to see them try to explain themselves to millions of angry people.
It might even happen sooner, as it’s becoming more and more clear that the “green” movement is big on talk and short on delivery. People will only take so much when it comes to their living.
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