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Home Sections Ecology and the Environment Are the Philippines and Shell Prepared for a Massive Spill in the Palawan Offshore Wells?
Are the Philippines and Shell Prepared for a Massive Spill in the Palawan Offshore Wells? PDF Print E-mail
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Sections - Ecology and the Environment
Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Tuesday, 25 May 2010 08:13

 

M ore-than a month has elapsed since the Deepwater Oil Disaster began in the Gulf of Mexico and not only has BP failed to stop the flow of oil so far, but also we still don't even know how big the spill is –  because BP won't allow anyone else to investigate the extent of the problem.

 

Should a similar accident happen in the Palawan offshore oil wells being operated by Shell Petroleum, are Shell and the Philippine-government agencies ready to stop the flow of oil and gas? Do Shell and the Philippine government have contingency plans and the stand-by equipment ready to roll into action immediately after an accident happens? Do Shell and the Philippine government have viable plans of cleaning the sea and beaches of the islands in Palawan of the oil and gas spills?

 

Perhaps the incoming Administration of President-elect Noynoy Aquino must take steps to make sure that the Philippines and the operator of the offshore wells are prepared for any contingency.

The Deepwater Oil Disaster is a painful reminder of how dangerous the world’s addiction to oil really is – and how critical it is that public officials not only in
Washington, DC, and Manila but also throughout the world pass strong climate-and-clean energy legislation that weans us off of dirty fossil fuels as soon as possible. We must make sure that our leaders understand the true cost of oil, especially its impact on the environment. # # #

 

 



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Comments (1)
Dear Dr. Cora:

1.0 Thank you for your greetings and press release, which had been published yesterday. It's hyperlink, “Organic Agriculture: A Major Step Toward Sustainability” on Wednesday, May 26 @ 1830H (RP Time) in Kalikasan, Kaunlaran!

2.0 RE: Suggested KK! Topic. Can you please schedule an hour for discussing any contingency plans for meeting any accident at the Palawan offshore oil wells? Please read this article,

Are the Philippines and Shell Prepared for a Massive Spill in the Palawan Offshore Wells?

2.1 It may be best to discuss now the ways and means of cleaning up a possible oil-and/or-gas spills at the Palawan offshore facilities. Before they happen . . . right?

Mabuhay.

Lolo Bobby M. Reyes
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