- Husky spilled a lot of oil offshore Newfoundland that will never be recovered.
- There is a clear failure in regulation of offshore drilling; even the government of Newfoundland and Labrador admitted that following the spill.
- This spill, caused by a company cutting corners in favour of profits and a regulatory system unable to enforce regulation that could keep people and fisheries safe, demonstrates that profits are being prioritized over people and the environment.
On November 16th, Husky Energy spilled 250,000 litres of oil 350 km offshore Newfoundland and Labrador - the largest offshore oil spill in Canada’s history. The sea state conditions included 8.4m (28ft) waves, which made it not only impossible to get to the source of the leak (a subsea connector), but also impossible to contain the spill on the surface. Over two weeks on, it has been deemed “impossible to clean up”.