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Nor­we­gi­an for­eign minis­ter about arc­tic oil and gas

The Nor­we­gi­an for­eign minis­ter Espen Barth Eide has recent­ly said clear­ly what he thinks about the future of arc­tic oil and gas explo­ita­ti­on. Accord­ing to him, the ques­ti­on of envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion is restric­ted to a sole­ly tech­ni­cal issue, but without fur­ther poli­ti­cal rele­van­ce. The idea of lea­ving arc­tic oil and gas in the ground is not a rele­vant ques­ti­on.

The fol­lowing quo­ta­ti­ons (trans­la­ted from Ger­man) are suf­fi­ci­ent to get an under­stan­ding of the mes­sa­ge of the Nor­we­gi­an minis­ter:

  • “The explo­ita­ti­on of arc­tic resour­ces will take place.”
  • “If you drill respon­si­b­ly, then the­re should not be any pro­blems.”
  • “Some peop­le have the wrong per­cep­ti­on, that the Arc­tic is a glo­bal heri­ta­ge as the Ant­arc­tic.”
  • “We do not need spe­ci­fic regu­la­ti­ons as in Ant­arc­ti­ca. The regi­on is not uni­que, com­pa­red to other open sea are­as.”

Oil riggs in the North Sea.

Norwegian foreign minister about arctic oil and gas - Oil riggs

The com­ple­te inter­view can be read in Ger­man on Spie­gel Online..

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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