Norwegian Agency Urges Increased Spill Response in Barents Sea

Norway’s Climate and Pollution Agency urged increased spill response capability in the Barents Sea as the country opens up for more exploration and production.

The agency also said that the seabed fauna on many of the areas proposed for exploration hasn’t been studied properly and urged operators to take heed of the bird populations on nearby Bjoernoeya, according to an e-mailed statement today.

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