Bell BioEnergy

The Environment

 

Oil extraction is costly and sometimes environmentally damaging. Offshore exploration and extraction of oil disturbs the surrounding marine environment.

Extraction may involve dredging, which stirs up the seabed, killing the sea plants that marine creatures need to survive.

Crude oil and refined fuel spills from tanker ship accidents have damaged natural ecosystems in Alaska, the Galapagos Islands, France, and many other places.