Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 17, 2013, 1:31 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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The government is seeking to water down planned EU regulations on deepsea oil drilling, even while insisting to MPs that it wants "robust environmental protection" for oil drilling in the Arctic.
In leaked EU documents seen by the Guardian, the UK has sought to change proposals that could prevent oil and gas drilling operations that would leave fragile areas vulnerable. The UK is insisting that this clause be removed, because "oil spills may be effectively dispersed by wind and wave action and this is in itself one form of effective response".
Instead, the government appeared to suggest that leaving oil spills in deep Arctic oceans could be an adequate response.
Somebody better go help Shadz do a beat down real quick.