Oil Drilling in Gabriela, off Herzliya Coast, Approved/State Okays Drilling for Oil in Area Earmarked as Marine Reserve

Article by Jerusalem Post

The Tel Aviv District Committee for Planning and Building approved the plan to drill for oil in the Gabriela reservoir off the coast of Herzliya.  The drilling will take place in the Poleg Reserve, which is one of four marine reserves that is supposed to promote marine ecology.  Adira Energy claims that the drilling platform will be beneficial to the environment while environmental organizations, including SPNI, have expressed their reservations about the drilling and the ability for Israel to handle any oil spills or disasters.  

 

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