Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day - The Environment


This is how we sometimes transport oil and gas around our coastline? We should stop this. Two other points to consider. Having 'ready to respond' tugs to aid disabled and distressed vessels. Also, train teams of clean-up workers that are residents of coastal communities around Newfoundland and Labrador.

2 Comments:

Blogger Cailean Macleod said...

Jamie,

We are quite fortunate in the UK to have emergency towing tugs stationed around our coastline.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/caileanmac/444186268/in/set-72157600122190386/

Also the Coastguard has stockpiles of emergency response equipment at various key locations in the country, to deal with oil spills along with dedicated aircraft on contract. They also have lot's of man power in the shape of coastguard rescue teams (volunteers) stationed around coastline and islands. Example

www.invernesscoastguard.wordpress.com

However getting rid or reducing the use of these tankers would better than responsing to an incident if it occurs! Along with the central issue of dependancy on oil in the first place which is a finite resource anyway.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Mercy, that girl's a bit low in the water! She's just looking for a reef to wallow on it seems to me...

2:49 PM  

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