Ross, Helen and Carter, R. W. (Bill) (2010) Editorial. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 17 2: 64-65.

Author Ross, Helen
Carter, R. W. (Bill)
Title Editorial
Journal name Australasian Journal of Environmental Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-6563
Publication date 2010-06-01
Sub-type Editorial
Volume 17
Issue 2
Start page 64
End page 65
Total pages 2
Editor Helen Ross
R. W. (Bill) Carter
Place of publication Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, U.K.
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject D Environment
770000 - Environmental Management
050205 Environmental Management
Abstract Editorial
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The high media attention given to the Gulf of Mexico oil well spill, and before that the grounding of the Shen Neng 1 on the Great Barrier Reef, highlight the necessity and complexities of sound environmental management, and the environmental and financial risks that our societies run in satisfying our fuel dependencies. The implications are international: oil and other natural resources are transported around the globe to the benefit of trading partners and investors or, as the US case is illustrating, at a cost to investors when things go wrong. However, it appears that the cost of making good the damage caused by such environmental disasters is never paid fully by the culpable party, but rather by local and national communities, and by the affected ecological communities. This is evident from the on-going analysis of the implications of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, and recently from the outcome of the oil spill from the Pacific Adventure on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Clearly, substantially increased insurance premiums alone are not the solution, because they come into play post hoc, and ‘accidents’ will happen. Individual nations and the international community need to determine how they will manage the risks associated with materials transport.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Created: Sat, 19 Mar 2011, 04:58:29 EST by Professor Helen Ross on behalf of School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences