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Council Backs North Sea Commission on Oil Spill Prevention

23 June 2010

Aberdeen City Council has voiced its support for the North Sea Commission’s position on the prevention of oil spills in the North Sea region.

Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure convener Kate Dean and director Gordon McIntosh attended the General Assembly of the North Sea Commission in Stavanger, where delegates unanimously agreed on the following statement:

“The General Assembly of the North Sea Commission expressed their real concerns in respect of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

“The General Assembly urges all governments to urgently investigate the risks which exist in the North Sea.

“The North Sea is of fundamental importance to the lives of its inhabitants and the economies of all the countries around the North Sea.”

The North Sea Commission was founded in 1989 to facilitate and enhance partnerships between regions which manage the challenges and opportunities presented by the North Sea. It also promotes the North Sea Basin as a major economic entity within Europe by encouraging joint development initiatives and political lobbying at European Union level.