“What are they smoking?” – Fishers should have a say in offshore drilling planning

“What are they smoking?” was my initial reaction to media reports the federal environmental protection agency signed off on June 15 on a proposal by Shell Canada to start exploratory drilling in the Shelburne Basin off southwestern Nova Scotia. The real bombshell wasn’t the drilling in water depths ranging from 500 to 3,500 metres some 250 km southwest of Halifax, slated to begin in 2015-2016. No, the real bombshell was that federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq had reportedly approved Shell’s window of 12 to 21 days to bring an emergency response vessel and on site in the event of a well blowout. Read the rest here 15:04

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.