But an HFO spill in the Arctic would be catastrophic for marine life, local economies, Indigenous communities and the planet. And when burned, HFO produces high levels of toxins such as black carbon – a harmful air pollutant that accelerates climate change.
HFO use has been banned in the Antarctic since 2011, so why are ships still using it in the Arctic?
The Canadian government has recently announced their support for a proposed international ban on the use of HFO in the Arctic...with a several year delay. If we don’t act now, this fuel will continue to threaten the Arctic, putting communities, livelihoods, and wildlife at risk.
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