Oil bosses in “crisis talks” over BP rig protest – Greenpeace reaction

Greenpeace response to reports that oil bosses have convened talks


Commenting on media reports that oil bosses have convened ‘crisis talks’ today to discuss ways to end Greenpeace’s ongoing efforts to stop a BP-operated oil rig from drilling a major oil well in the North Sea, Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven said:

“Oil bosses should definitely hold crisis talks, and what they should discuss is the climate crisis. Instead of plotting ways to end our peaceful action, they should hammer out a plan to give their workers and the communities that depend on them a future. Because there’s no future in an oil industry that’s fuelling a climate emergency threatening millions of lives around the world.

“BP’s rig is heading for a dead end, and Scottish jobs and businesses should not be dragged along with it. Scotland’s economic future lies not in a hole at the bottom of the North Sea, but with the renewable technologies in which the nation is already a world leader. Business as usual is not an option. BP has to stop drilling for more oil and start a 180-degree pivot towards renewables.”

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