BP is planning to drill for gas on edge of world’s largest cold-water coral reef

21/06/2021

BP is planning to drill for gas on edge of world’s largest cold-water coral reef

Oil giant’s plan to drill off west coast of Africa could raise the risk of biodiversity loss, further global heating and toxic fuel spills

BP is planning to drill for fossil gas on the edge of the world’s largest cold-water coral reef – raising the risk of biodiversity loss, further global heating and toxic fuel spills.

The British oil giant has begun construction work on a fossil fuel project close by to the 580km-long coral ecosystem off the coast of west Africa, which is in an area crucial for migrating waterbirds, as well as threatened sharks, turtles and whales, according to an investigation by Unearthed and SourceMaterial. 

Click here to read more at Unearthed and here to read in The Independent.

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