Rising mercury levels near Alberta Oil Sands does not indicate a “trend”
Following a study reporting rising mercury levels near the Western Canadian Alberta Oil Sands, a government spokeswoman there has said*: “It’s one study. It doesn’t necessarily indicate a trend. It’s just important that we continue to look into it”.
ALTHOUGH gas has been extracted in Queensland for more than 40 years, with local landowners compensated for the activity, the recent surge in gas exploration nationally has ignited many areas of debate.
Standards proposed for oil exploration in Arctic waters
VESSELS capable of withstanding crushing blows from icebergs are just one specialised resource required for oil exploration in Arctic waters, according to the recent report Arctic Standards: Recommendations on oil spill prevention, response and safety in the US Arctic Ocean from independent non-profit organisation The Pew Charitable Trusts.