Oil Spill

In pictures: Oil Spill Patrol Team cleans up in Russia's Komi Republic

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 August 2014 at 2:50pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace
Site of an oil spill outside Usinsk in the Komi Republic

We all took notice when about 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but the fact that about 30 million barrels of oil are spilled on Russian land each year might be news to a lot of us.

Slideshow: oil spill clean up in Thailand

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 31 July 2013 at 4:12pm - Comments

Normally you associate Thailand’s beaches and holiday resorts with emerald water and white sands, but on Saturday morning 50,000 litres of crude oil spilled from a leak in a pipeline into the Gulf of Thailand, off Rayong province.

Russian communities clean up oil spill as company does nothing

Posted by Laura Kenyon — 5 June 2013 at 11:53am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Ivan Ivanov

On Sunday 26 May, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi indigenous land in northern Russia. For a week now, the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture company of VietPetro and Zarubezhneft, a state-controlled Russian oil company, and no cleanup being organised by the company or even the local authorities.

It’s arithmetic: $4.5 billion is small change for BP

Posted by Mark Floegel — 16 November 2012 at 12:25pm - Comments
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Let me apologise in advance for all the numbers that follow, but they're important.

Eleven men died on Deepwater Horizon the night BP's Macondo well blew out in April 2010. It's one number we shouldn't forget and no number can be placed on the loss their families and communities suffered and continue to suffer.

VW takes three months to reply. But says nothing.

Posted by sara_a — 25 October 2011 at 12:08pm - Comments
Volkswagen is lobbying against critical environmental laws
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Volkswagen is lobbying against critical environmental laws

After three months of our campaign to turn VW away from the Dark Side, millions of views to our campaign film and over 440,000 Jedi emails and phone calls later, Volkswagen have finally responded to us with a letter.

Volkswagen - it's no party for the planet in Ibiza

Posted by annaj — 24 October 2011 at 2:31pm - Comments

The downside of campaigning on climate change at Greenpeace is that you often end up doing actions in the most inhospitable of locations - coal stations, nuke sites, oil rigs.

When I heard that VW was hosting a conference in Ibiza, it conjured a different image. I couldn't help but imagine hundreds of car salesman sweating through their suits in one of its many 'banging' nightclubs, perhaps blowing a whistle or reaching for the lasers.

Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year award

Posted by jamess — 20 October 2011 at 12:28pm - Comments
Daniel Beltra wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year for this photo
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Daniel Beltra wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year for this photo

Today, I have the honour of congratulating Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra on becoming the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Daniel made his winning picture for Greenpeace, of oil-oaked brown pelicans at a temporary bird-rescue facility in Fort Jackson, Louisiana, while documenting the environmental impacts caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

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
by. Credit: NASA
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.

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.

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