"The U.S. Is Not Ready to Clean Up an Arctic Oil Spill"

"No viable methods exist to clean up oil from ice and drilling would occur in incredibly remote areas"

"The United States is not ready to clean up an oil spill in the Arctic, the head of the Coast Guard said yesterday.

The warning comes as Congress prepares to open up more drilling in a region quickly being transformed by climate change.

Adm. Paul Zukunft said that the challenges of cleaning up the BP PLC Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico—where the conditions were much more favorable—show the extreme difficulty of Arctic oil spill recovery."

Scott Waldman reports for ClimateWire July 19, 2017.

Source: ClimateWire, 07/24/2017