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Ice-Breaking: U.S. Oil Drilling Starts as Nations Mull Changed Arctic

Sep. 10, 2012 | News Article | National Geographic | Joel K. Bourne Jr.

That sentiment was echoed by Marilyn Heiman, director of the U.S. Arctic Program for the Pew Environmental Group. "We need the safest standards in the world," Heiman said. "It's one of the most dangerous places to operate on the planet and we have no proven methods for cleaning up oil spills in ice...

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