Oil spill in North Sea highlights inadequate response plan for Artic drilling
A recent oil spill in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland began last Wednesday when an undersea pipeline began leaking. By Monday, an estimated 1,300 barrels of oil had been released into surrounding waters.This latest spill shows us yet again that it's not a matter of "if" an oil spill will happen—it's a matter of "when."
Related to this is the move by Shell to start drilling for oil in the Arctic. However, Shell has prepared a woefully inadequare spill response plan to deal with any leaks.