But if the drilling sites are say equivalent to off the coast of Newcastle, and the area of the Arctic is the size of 3 Europes, then I think that is relavant. Well relevant to me anyway!
See, from what I see, you dont get the inhabitants of the town of Aberdeen complaining. Far from it it seems. Though agreed that they do not have polar bears and whatever other sea life. [though there has to be some sealife affected?]