Ships, facilities for preventing sea pollution to be deployed on Mediterranean Coast
The allocation of government funds to protecting the marine environment from potential harm posed by off-shore drilling is a direct result of SPNI's work over the past few years. Specifically, annual conference this past November that dealt with this issue. From the article "SPNI praised the agreement to finance these pollution prevention mechanisms, and noted it has for several years been emphasizing the importance of protecting the sea from oil and gas drilling". There is no dispute that together with the benefits of discovering oil and gas, the industry bears high risks and potentially great damage to the sea and to the State of Israel.
Originally published in the Jerusalem Post