Oil beneath Arctic waters hot topic in Nunavut

Residents fear big oil may destroy one-of-a-kind ecosystem

Kent Driscoll
APTN National News 
June 8 is World Oceans Day, and a surprise announcement by a well-known oil giant has Nunavut residents feeling hopeful about their part in protecting the world’s oceans.


For the people who have been fighting against oil in the Arctic, the announcement came as a sign of victory.


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Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.