Saturday, 8 January 2011

Caroline Lucas & Offshore Drilling

In a letter to today's Times the Green party MP for Brighton Pavilion refers to "the serious weaknesses' in Government policy and the "shocking complacency"of the oil industry exposed by a Select Committee's report on deepwater drilling.  She calls for an immediate moratorium on new deepwater drilling off our coasts, at least until regulations can be strengthened, in order to avoid the kind of environmental catastrophe that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.

She concludes by calling for more spending on renewable, job-creating technologies, in order to lessen our dangerous dependence on oil.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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