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Russia’s oil exploration threatens gray whales

Postponing seismic work may help the whales recover, say scientists

BBC NEWS

Oil exploration plans in eastern Russia are a serious threat to gray whales in the area, say scientists with the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

The Rosneft company is due to begin a seismic survey around Sakhalin island within the next few weeks.

The IWC’s Scientific Committee is “extremely concerned” about the plans and is calling for a postponement.

The gray whale population is critically endangered, with only about 130 animals left and only 20 breeding females. read more

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Relief wells may not stop Deepwater Horizon oil leak

examiner.com: Experts agree BP oil well casing has failed: Relief wells may not stop Deepwater Horizon oil leak

June 23, 9:41 PMPolitical Spin ExaminerMaryann Tobin

There is an increasingly real possibility that we may never be able to stop the gushing hole left in the Gulf sea floor unleashed by the Deepwater Horizon.

Former president of Shell oil and founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, John Hofmeister, told Hardball’s Chris Matthews that the casing that leads to the oil reservoir may be so badly damaged from wear under the extreme pressure, the relief wells will not be able to stop the flow. read more

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