"Where oil is first found is in the minds of men"
Wallace Pratt (1885-1981)

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Protesting Greenland Oil Rig


Here is an article I found (Dated: June 4th 2011) that talks about Greenpeace activists who sneak onto an oil rig that was drilling in the Arctic. They got on and questioned the oil rig workers about how they are preventing an oil spill from occurring (because with colder waters, the oil is harder to clean up). Greenpeace believes that Cairn Energy is NOT doing enough to prevent an oil spill that has potential to be huge. I believe that if Cairn Energy can do more they should, for two reasons. First, to protect the environment. If there was to be an oil spill there would be much harm done to the wildlife around. Second, to save them a lot of money. If there was a spill due to a lack of security on their part, they will have to pay for all the clean up and the blame is on them. I’m sure that a large oil company would be doing everything in their power to avoid a spill in the first place, so in my opinion I believe that the Greenpeace activists were over exaggerating when saying “Cairn Energy is not taking enough precautions”


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