Aug 2, 2010 9:22 AM by Sharlee Barriere

BP Plans Off Libya, Shetlands Meet Opposition

LONDON (AP) - BP's plans to drill for oil off Britain's Shetland
isles and the Libyan coast are facing opposition after the
company's disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Environmental campaigners and some European lawmakers on Monday
called for for a U.S.-style moratorium on deepwater drilling.
Greenpeace says a Gulf-style blow-out off Scotland's coast would
wreak havoc on fragile habitats.
And Italy's Environment Minister, Stefania Prestigiacomo, says a
moratorium would give Europe time to work out a new strategy for
any drilling in the Mediterranean.


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