The potential marine pollution threat from oil and gas development activities in the disputed South China sea/spratly area: A role that Taiwan can play

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Abstract

This article examines the potential threat of marine pollution caused by
offshore oil and gas development activities in the disputed areas of the
South China Sea (SCS) and the Spratly Islands. After addressing the
potential threat of marine pollution, it discusses the legal obligations
and political commitment of the SCS littoral states regarding the
protection of the marine environment in the area. The role that Taiwan
can play in these matters is also examined.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Marine pollution
  • Oil and gas
  • South China Sea
  • Spratly Islands
  • Taiwan

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  • Yann Huei Song

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