Save the Arctic

Last edited 14 March 2014 at 12:26pm

The fragile Arctic is under threat from both climate change and oil drilling. As climate change melts the Arctic ice, oil companies are moving in to extract more of the fossil fuels that caused the melt in the first place. But above the Arctic circle, freezing temperatures, a narrow drilling window and a remote location mean that an oil spill would be almost impossible to deal with. It's a catastrophe waiting to happen. Greenpeace is working to halt climate change and to stop this new oil rush at the top of the world.

Campaign updates

Shell's trying to silence your voice on Arctic drilling...

"If somebody not from your country commits a crime against somebody not from your country in another country, should the courts in your country have any...
Posted by Ben Ayliffe - 10 April, 2015 - 12:20

How to Climb an Oil Rig - in Pictures

What you need- a good reason (to stop Shell drilling for oil in the Arctic)- an oil rig (Shell drill rig, bound for the Arctic)1. Locate oil rig 2. Drive boat...
Posted by daphne christelis - 8 April, 2015 - 10:39
 Alaska  Chukchi Sea

Shell's arctic drilling plans just got Presidential approval

This is outrageous. Today, the Obama administration announced a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and then followed that up by approving Shell’s climate...
Posted by Rachael Prokop - 1 April, 2015 - 10:04

Frozen Future: Shell and the US offshore Arctic

On 29 January 2015, Royal Dutch Shell confirmed that it intends, subject to regulatory approval, to resume its US Arctic drilling programme at a cost for 2015...
Posted by sebastianbock - 13 February, 2015 - 17:12

Shell's Arctic drilling team just pleaded GUILTY

Shell and its allies cannot be trusted to drill in the Arctic. Their reputation took another hammering last night when Noble Drilling, Shell’s sub-contractor,...
Posted by ben - 9 December, 2014 - 11:17

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