Posted by Nic S -
21 September 2012 at 3:53pm -
The Arctic is in a
state of crisis. We have put out an urgent call for financial support. But what
will we do with £100,000? One of our supporters took the time to ask us on
facebook. And I’d like to take the time to fully respond.
You have every right to peacefully protest threats to the Arctic.
Last Friday, activists from Greenpeace Netherlands showed up in Shell gas stations in their country and blocked the petrol pumps. They were protesting against Shell’s reckless Arctic drilling plans – which has since then been suspended for this year.
Activists from Greenpeace Germany at the Golf 7 launch event in Berlin
Well this must be embarrassing. As you know, Europe’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen has been saying it wants to become the most environmentally-friendly car company in the world. But in reality the managers of VW want to do as little as possible under EU law. At the same time they keep blowing smoke in well orchestrated media events like the recent Golf 7 launch in Berlin, pretending to be a true friend of the environment.
Posted by Richard Martin -
21 September 2012 at 8:50am -
After a huge amount of pressure online and offline, shining a spotlight on Shell’s shoddy drilling operation - Shell has abandoned their plans to drill off Alaskan coast this year. But they and other oil companies have plans to return next year - and we need your help to stop them.
Today Greenpeace supporters and volunteers from across the UK have come together for 13 large regional protests to #TellShell to scrap their Arctic drilling plans for good. Please follow the action:
Shell has had one hell of a week. After months of unsuccessfully
trying to persuade the US government to give their ageing, rusty ships the
green light to drill in the Arctic, a
30-mile long ice floe comes along and forces them to stop drilling only 36
hours after they started.
The record has
already been broken – but it is about to be shattered.
This isn’t the kind
of record you wish to remember and tell your grandchildren about. This is no
tale of great sporting achievement like Usain Bolt smashing his way into the
Olympic record books. No, this is something entirely more sombre.