MPs’ call to halt Arctic drilling amid safety concerns

BBC: A committee of MPs has called for a halt on drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic until safety is improved. They say current techniques for dealing with any spill do not inspire confidence. The Environmental Audit Committee fears that a spill could have caused unprecedented environmental damage. The MPs want to see a standard pan-Arctic spill response standard, unlimited liability for firms and an Arctic environmental sanctuary. But the UK has no power over the Arctic - and Arctic states......

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