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Bears can't bear BP

Posted by admin — 31 July 2000 at 8:00am - Comments

Polar bears are starving as climate change melts away the Arctic ice pack. BP plans to drill for oil the region.

While publicly BP is very concerned about climate change, it continues to add to the problem by following an aggressive policy of oil exploration. It is currently pushing ahead with the development of Northstar, the first ever offshore oil development in the Arctic.

Not only will the controversial Northstar project add to climate change, it also threatens up to a one in four risk of a major oil spill.

BNFL incompetent and unsafe - it's official

Posted by bex — 17 February 2000 at 9:00am - Comments
Before the Government decided it needed to set up a Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, three reports into safety operations by BNFL at Sellafield nuclear plant were published today by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate in February 2000.

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SANE BP - shareholders taking action

Posted by bex — 25 January 2000 at 9:00am - Comments
BP branding

BP branding

SANE BP is an umbrella group for BP investors who are concerned about climate change, and currently includes Greenpeace, the US Public Research Interest Group and many individual socially responsible investors. SANE BP offers intelligence, advice and encouragement to BP shareholders, large and small, who share our aim to move the company away from damaging oil exploration, and towards renewable energy.

The stepping stones towards a Global Whale Sanctuary are already being laid

Posted by admin — 12 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

In 1979, three years before the historic moratorium decision, the IWC agreed to an Indian Ocean sanctuary. Fifteen years later, in 1994, Greenpeace was instrumental in securing an additional sanctuary in the Southern Ocean which covers all the waters around Antarctica, so ensuring that there can never be legal whaling again in the feeding grounds of three quarters of the world's whales.

"Not tonight, I've got a headache" threat to endangered species?

Posted by admin — 11 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

No New Oil

"Never trust a Government Minister" advises Government lawyer

Posted by admin — 11 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

This afternoon the Government confirmed what we always thought to be true that you can't trust what a Minister says. About five years ago a Minister stated that the Habitats Directive would be applied up to 200 miles offshore in order to protect all whales and dolphins. And despite the fact that this was said in a written statement to Parliament, the Government QC claimed that he got it all wrong and that Greenpeace couldn't rely on what he said.

Government concedes current regulations not sufficient to match Habitats Directive

Posted by admin — 11 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

St. Kilda - under threat from oil exploration

Government's argument 'an abuse of the legal process'

Posted by admin — 11 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

St. Kilda - under threat from oil exploration

UK Government offers no evidence to contest geographical scope of Habitats Directive

Posted by admin — 11 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

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