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Greenpeace scales Arctic-bound Shell oil rig

Following six Greenpeace climbers intercepting an Arctic-bound Shell oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and scaling the 38,000 tonne platform, Shell has taken out an injunction against Greenpeace USA.

Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA executive director, said: “This injunction is Shell’s latest attempt to keep people from standing up for the Arctic. Shell thinks it can do whatever it wants, but there’s one thing the company still clearly fears--ordinary people standing up to save the Arctic.

“Shell wants activists off its rig. We want Shell out of the Arctic."

Last week, the United States Department of Interior approved Shell’s drilling lease for the Chukchi Sea in the Alaskan Arctic. This means that in 100 days, Shell could begin drilling in the Alaskan Arctic, maintains Greenpeace.

Picture credit: © Vincenzo Floramo / Greenpeace

Shell | Global | Environment

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