Why Doesn’t the Clean Arctic Alliance Want to Ban all Carriage of Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic?

The Clean Arctic Alliance is making a distinction between the use and carriage of HFO as shipping fuel and the carriage of HFO as cargo, in recognition of the dependence of some Arctic communities on HFO for household use, including heating. However, in order to address the risks of an HFO spill in Arctic waters, the risks associated with the carriage of HFO as cargo must also be considered.