WATCHING THE WORLD VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JOINS TANKER DEBATE

Two major oil spills in the past 2 months, followed late last month by a collision between two tankers off Sumatra, have provided environmentalists with awesome ammunition to use against the petroleum industry. The Greenpeace environmental group responded to the Braer tanker spill by calling for a government ban on tankers' use of coastal narrows and a ban on oil exploration off environmentally sensitive coasts.

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