Thursday, September 4, 2008

Offshore Drilling in Nova Scotia?

Georges Bank drilling weighed
Nova Scotia's interest raises alarm in N.E.; Environmentalists, fishermen concerned

Comment - This article raises the issue of potential offshore oil drilling impacts from Nova Scotia in Canada affecting New England states like Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. A similar issue may likely rear its ugly head within the U.S. If the federal moratorium on new offshore oil leases is lifted, states will have the authority to authorize new oil drilling off their shores. But the ocean doesn't really care about state boundaries, so an oil spill from offshore drilling in Virginia may gunk up the beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina, etc.

1 comment:

anna jennifer said...

This year, the gentle salt breezes of spring are carrying the unaccustomed scent of success to this province, one of Canada's poorest. Evidence is mounting that a natural gas field discovered 110 miles off Nova Scotia will become the first commercial petroleum development off the East Coast of North America. The apparent commercial potential of this find, called the Venture Field, contrasts sharply with efforts off the East coast of the United States, where 35 unsuccessful wells have been drill..
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