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Deepwater horizon oil spill seen from space
Deepwater horizon oil spill seen from space

BP plans risk world's biggest pollution disaster

Posted by vickywyatt — 12 October 2011 at 10:45am - Comments
Deepwater horizon oil spill seen from space
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The Deepwater Horizon spill seen from space

BP are hoping that everyone has forgotten about the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, and are quietly putting in place plans to drill in the deep waters off of the west of Shetland, risking an even bigger disaster.

UN confirmed that Shell's oil spills could take 30 years to clean up

Save the Arctic? No thanks, says UK Energy Minister

Posted by bex — 15 June 2011 at 12:37pm - Comments
Cairn's rig - the most controversial in the world - about to start Arctic drilli
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Cairn's rig - the most controversial in the world - about to start Arctic drilling

While our campaign to save the Arctic from risky oil drilling has been playing out in Greenlandic waters and Dutch courtrooms over the past few weeks, the UK government has stayed fairly quiet on the question of deepwater oil drilling in the Arctic.

Meet the Arctic 18

Posted by nick_gp — 9 June 2011 at 12:05pm - Comments
The 18 activists in jail for boarding Cairn's rig to demand the spill response p
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The 18 activists in jail for boarding Cairn's rig to demand the spill response plan

Our delegation of 18 from the Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise were arrested on board the Cairn oil rig Leiv Eiriksson on Saturday. Four days later they are still in jail.

Arctic oil company's lawsuit against us backfires

Posted by nick_gp — 7 June 2011 at 10:03am - Comments
Confronting Cairn's oil drilling in the Arctic
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Confronting Cairn's oil drilling in the Arctic

Today an Amsterdam court judge turned the tables on Cairn Energy. Rather than granting an injunction against Greenpeace, he instead suggested that the oil company might actually like to consider releasing its secret Arctic Oil Spill Response Plan!

Today we confront Cairn in court

Posted by nick_gp — 6 June 2011 at 1:08pm - Comments
Our activists arrested after boarding Cairn's arctic rig
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Our activists arrested after boarding Cairn's arctic rig

Today our mission to protect the Arctic moves from the frozen seas of Greenland into the courts of Amsterdam and Greenland.

After our first occupation of its oil rig at the beginning of last week Cairn filed for an injunction with the courts in Amsterdam. The injunction is aimed at preventing us taking any further action to stop drilling in the Arctic. It would mean we’d be fined two million euros for every day any future protest stops drilling on the company’s Arctic oil rigs.

OIL COMPANY'S LAWYERS TRY TO SHUT DOWN GREENPEACE ARCTIC CAMPAIGN
 AS SEVEN BRITONS FACE DEPORTATION

Last edited 6 June 2011 at 10:59am

Threat of multi-million euro fines as campaigners launch further bid for missing spill plan

6 June, 2011

Greenland, 6 June 2011 Campaigners trying to stop deep water oil drilling in the Arctic have stepped up their campaign by lodging an official complaint with the Greenlandic parliament calling for the release of an oil spill response plan which is being kept secret by the authorities in Greenland.

LIVE: We've boarded Cairn's Arctic oil rig demanding their spill plan

Posted by nick_gp — 4 June 2011 at 10:08am - Comments
18 of our activists scale Cairn's Arctic rig to get the oil spill response plan
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18 of our activists scale Cairn's Arctic rig to get the oil spill response plan

Update: After eight hours, all 18 activists have been arrested. More >>

It never really gets dark here in the Arctic but in the soft silver light of the early morning five inflatable speedboats left the side of the Esperanza. They carried a delegation of eighteen activists and headed for the giant Leiv Eiriksson looming on the horizon.

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