Emails obtained by CBC News show a slick that formed after Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest offshore oil spill in history measured 21 kilometres by eight kilometres — more than two-thirds the area of Fogo Island. Memorial University biologist Ian Jones says those numbers about November’s back-to-back spills are “shocking.” He monitored the spills using incident reports andRead More →

Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest-ever offshore oil spill has raised a storm of questions about who has the power to turn oil production on and off in risky situations.  In the eye of that storm: the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, a federal-provincial regulatory body that critics say defers to the wishes ofRead More →