Using satellite imagery and public pollution reports, SkyTruth keeps a close eye on oil pollution around the world. We testified before Congress on the Montara
oil spill in the Timor Sea in 2009, and reported on major incidents including a Chevron
oil spill off Brazil, a Shell oil spill off Nigeria
, and blowouts at oil and gas platforms in the Caspian
Sea. We believe consistent vigilance on this issue compels more timely and accurate reporting from responsible parties, better oversight by regulators, and greater public understanding of the risks inherent with offshore drilling.