Norwegian oil threat to Arctic environment

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This video is called Polar bear during scientific cruise in Barents Sea.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Norway opens up Arctic to oil drilling

Thursday 20 June 2013

Norway’s parliament has opened up a new area on the edge of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling despite protests from opponents who fear catastrophic oil spills.

Most of the Norwegian part of the Barents Sea, which it shares with Russia, is already open to oil firms.

But environmentalists and some opposition MPs warn that the risk to Arctic sea ice is higher in the Switzerland-sized area straddling the Russian maritime border and want to make parts of it off-limits to oil and gas drilling.

But MPs backed the government in a vote late on Wednesday and opened the entire area to drilling so long as it is 31 miles from the ice’s edge.

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