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...
Ice-Breaking: U.S. Oil Drilling Starts as Nations Mull Changed Arctic
Sep. 10, 2012 | National Geographic | Joel K. Bourne Jr.
Topics: Alaska Communities, Offshore Energy Reform, Oil & Gas Development, Oil & Gas Exploration, Oil Spill Prevention & Response
Regions: Alaska, Chukchi Sea, U.S. Arctic Waters
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