Protect communities, fisheries, tourism and climate from Big Oil
BP (British Petroleum), the same company responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon disaster that saw 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled, the death of 11 workers and devastating consequences for local fisheries, economies and communities, wants to explore offshore drilling off the southeast coast of Nova Scotia. Exploration could begin as early as Spring 2018. Not only is this the opposite direction we need to go in addressing climate change, it puts Nova Scotian waters, marine life and related good jobs at risk from a serious oil spill. BP wants to explore for oil at unprecedented depths, deeper than those of Deepwater Horizon, meanwhile our government refuses to insist on requiring corporations to cap an oil spill quickly. The U.S. requires oil companies to have blowout-capping equipment on site within 24 hour. BP will be allowed two weeks!