Gulf Oil Disaster Fuels Fears in Arctic

Publication: Toronto Star

Author: Paul Watson


05/07/2010 - Oil gushing from a blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is stoking Canadian efforts to stop the federal government exploring for oil and natural gas in pristine Arctic seas that are supposed to become a marine park.

The Geological Survey of Canada plans to map undersea oil and natural gas fields in Lancaster Sound even though Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government says it wants to protect the wildlife-rich eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage.

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The concern came up numerous times in meetings Christopher Debicki, Nunavut projects director for the environmental group Oceans North, had this week with the region's mayors, hunters and other Inuit.

Read the full article Gulf Oil Disaster Fuels Fears in Arctic on the Toronto Star's Web site.

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