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Drilling in the Arctic

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yamsareyammy Fri 12-Jul-13 11:03:02

Are the people of MN for or against?

I have been on a thread in Chat, and also done some googling, but cant find out much basic information.

Such as
Presumably the drilling has been given the go ahead already, so 6 women climbing the Shard in Briatain, is not going to really have much glabal impact?

How big are the drilling sites? And how big or large are they, in comparison to the size of the Arctic, whatever the size of that is?

Are many countries allowed to drill?

Are they drilling under strict conditions?

How many towns or fishermen or animals does it affect?


BeCool Fri 12-Jul-13 12:48:27

I would suggest that the size of the drilling sites is pretty irrelevant.

More pertinent is the location of the drilling sites and their potential impact on the local people, flora and fauna and the overall environment.

yamsareyammy Fri 12-Jul-13 12:55:08

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?]

BeCool Fri 12-Jul-13 13:51:03

It's not just about people and towns though - which I think is one of the points Greenpeace is trying to make.

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