Oil spills: there’s more to be done

Perhaps we should be thanking God that, after the enormous spill of oil, scientists seem to be saying that less damage has been done than they expected to the marine ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico. Perhaps this is because the sea and its wildlife is more resilient than is generally appreciated.

Today's news is that BP have finally capped that leak in the Gulf, but in my mind is still John Vidal's article of a few months back. He speaks of how “more oil is spilled in the Nigerian delta every year than has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico spill.”

Is firms' duty of care dependent on how loud the local people shout, or how rich they are?

(Facebook users can find John's article on Facebook too.)

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