Dutch island up in arms against drilling for gas in the North Sea
19 February 2023 | 3:58 pm
In a bid to tackle the energy crisis, Dutch authorities have approved offshore drilling for gas in the North Sea. The first gas is set to be extracted in 2024, but the project has sparked controversy on the surrounding islands. Residents fear that drilling for gas will damage the exceptional biodiversity of the area, pollute the Waddenzee - a UNESCO world heritage site - and threaten the islands main source of income, tourism.
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