Saturday, October 24, 2009

Atlas oil spill

(Photos from the WWF and the Guardian)

You won't find these photographs of the West Atlas oil spill on any Australian government or media site (other than Crikey). Stumbled across these photographs on the Guardian website.

How is it possible that the corporation responsible for the Atlas oil spill, the worst offshore oil spill in Australian history, can be given access by the Federal government to an additional 1480sqkms of Australian waters. The corporation responsible- PTTEP- has just been awarded 5 new exploration licenses and new oilfields near the leaking oil rig. And the Federal Minister Martin Ferguson reckons that there was nothing to suggest the company had done anything untoward. And as usual there is nothing but silence from Environment Minister Garrett.

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