Greenpeace’s leak of the Arctic Council’s draft plan on oil spill response was one of the Arctic stories that dominated headlines this week.
The agreement, titled “Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response” outlined measures for dealing with an oil spill. Greenpeace called the agreement “effectively useless” saying it was vague and lacked enforcement mechanisms.
The controversy highlighted the ongoing tension between development and environmental protection in the Arctic.
Last week I spoke with representatives from the Arctic Council and Greenpeace about this issue.
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Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca