My blogging history began with my outrage at the oil spill in the Timor Sea. That spill that started with a blowout close to the seabed on August 21st 2009 and lasted for 10 long weeks, as well as revealing the depth of denial that Governments will run to keep powerful industry happy.
The Timor spill was by no means the first, and this Gulf of Mexico spill is unlikely to be the last.
In fact it has been a busy year for the oil and gas industry in terms of its impacts on our marine environment. Since February 2009 there has been a spill in Ireland, another in Norway, two in the USA and three in Australia. Each has received intense media focus while the oil was flowing, then seemed to mysteriously fade from public and policy makers minds once stopped. I often wonder why? The drama isn't over at that point.
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