Arctic Today & Nunatsiaq News: The push to phase out heavy fuel oil in the Arctic continues

The push to phase out heavy fuel oil in the Arctic continues

Arctic Today: The push to phase out heavy fuel oil in the Arctic continues

A renewed call went out last week to phase out the use of heavy fuel oil by ships in the Arctic from the International Maritime Organization, the United Nations agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution.

“There is still much work to be done before the Arctic ecosystem and Indigenous local communities are afforded the same level of protection as Antarctic waters from the risks of heavy fuel oil,” said Sian Prior, the lead advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, a coalition of non-governmental organizations calling for a ban on the use and carriage of HFO as fuel in the Arctic.


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