BP’s new plan could be a real breakthrough in the fight against the climate crisis. This isn’t the end of the story, but it might be the start of a new chapter.
The support Greenpeace has received since being fined £80,000 for attempting to stop BP drilling for new oil has been staggering. Here’s a message of thanks from John Sauven, our Executive Director, and Meena Rajput, one of the activists
Greenpeace has been landed with £80,000 fine over the attempt to block a BP oil rig from drilling for 30 million barrels of new oil in the North Sea in June 2019. But Greenpeace will not give up its fight to protect our climate.
Greenpeace UK has been fined £80k for breaching a court interdict during a protest against a BP oil rig in the North Sea last summer. But campaigners are still challenging BP's drilling permit in the courts. The oil giant plans to drill a major new well giving it access to up to 30 million barrels of oil.
Socially distanced protest follows open letter calling out BP boss for 'mixed messages' on climate
It’s clear that any new oil and gas drilling will hurt our chances of tackling climate change. But in 2018, the government granted BP a permit for a new oil well in the North Sea. After a legal challenge from Greenpeace, the government has admitted it granted the permit unlawfully.
Demand has plummeted because of Coronavirus, but oil workers shouldn’t pay the price for the industry’s latest crisis. Governments can help by giving them a way out.
To celebrate Earth Day 2020, let's take a tour of nine amazing places around this beautiful planet. How many have you heard of?