Belize News Post is committed to stopping offshore oil in Belize. Rather than simply tell you why we think it’s a very bad idea. We will show you.
This image shows an overlay of the BP operated Deepwater Horizon oil rig which exploded in April 2010. The approximate affected area of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is greater than seven times the size of the entire country of Belize. (7X) In other words even a much, much smaller accident would have devastating effect on the greatest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. The entire economy of Belize relies on tourism. What would happen to the Belizean tourism economy if the reef was damaged by an oil spill?
With this much at risk PM Dean Barrow should have more reason than penmanship between oil and our reef. Belize News Post will be back on this case again soon.