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Omaha Steve

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Tue Dec 5, 2023, 03:14 PM Dec 2023

Deep-sea mining in the Arctic Ocean gets the green light from Norwegian lawmakers

Source: AP

Updated 8:02 AM CST, December 5, 2023

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s minority center-left government and two large opposition parties made a deal Tuesday to open the Arctic Ocean to seabed mineral exploration despite warnings by environmental groups that it would threaten the biodiversity of the vulnerable ecosystems in the area.

Norway said in June it wanted to open parts of the Norwegian continental shelf for commercial deep sea mining in line with the country’s strategy to seek new economic opportunities and reduce its reliance on oil and gas.

The head of Greenpeace Norway, Frode Pleym, said the decision was “a disaster for the sea” and the mining would take place in “our last wilderness.”

“We do not know what consequences this will have for the ecosystems in the sea, for endangered species such as whales and seabirds, or for the fish stocks on which we base our livelihood,” he said.




Read more: https://apnews.com/article/norway-underwater-mining-arctic-663c7fceba5fc41e84affc5f84d52504

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Deep-sea mining in the Arctic Ocean gets the green light from Norwegian lawmakers (Original Post) Omaha Steve Dec 2023 OP
Clowns of the Apocalypse in every first world nation continue dancing Magoo48 Dec 2023 #1
And until the crap starts rising to the surface from an underwater mining operation, who's going to know. Firestorm49 Dec 2023 #2
We of Norway just decided to f-up the WORLD's ocean botton and grab for the gold while no can watch us. PTL_Mancuso Dec 2023 #3
 

PTL_Mancuso

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3. We of Norway just decided to f-up the WORLD's ocean botton and grab for the gold while no can watch us.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 07:51 PM
Dec 2023

Just like the rest of you! F- the future!

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