Emma Thompson joined
Greenpeace UK Executive Director John Sauven to deliver a celebratory speech
outside Shell’s London head offices this morning (Tuesday 29 September).
Yesterday, the Anglo-Dutch oil major announced it was pulling out of Arctic oil
Reacting to news that
Shell is ending its Arctic drilling programme, Greenpeace UK executive director
John Sauven said:
“Big oil has sustained
an unmitigated defeat. They had a budget of billions, we had a movement of
millions. The ‘unpredictable regulatory environment’ that forced Shell
out of the Arctic is otherwise known as massive pressure from more than 7
million people. For three years we faced them down, and the people won.
Posted by Claire Donner — 3 September 2015 at 9:01am
Yesterday, 64 activists, Emma Thompson and First Nations activists and artist Audrey Siegl were outside Shell's London HQ with Aurora, the giant polar bear puppet, to protest Shell's Artcic oil drilling. You can find out more at www.savethearctic.org/ArcticRoar.
60 iconic celebrities have joined the movement of 7 million people worldwide in a resounding global call for Arctic protection.
Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, Hugh Grant, and Tom Hiddlestone are just a few of the high profile figures captured by award-winning photographer Andy Gotts MBE wearing Save the Arctic t-shirts designed by Dame Vivienne Westwood.
Pamela Anderson, Stella McCartney, Kate Moss
and Tom Hiddlestone are just some of the 60 iconic celebrities captured by
award-winning photographer Andy Gotts MBE in his innovative Save the Arctic public
This extraordinary collection of stars wearing Vivienne
Westwood’s Save the Arctic t-shirt reflects a growing global call for
protection of the unique and fragile Arctic.
In January 2015, Royal Dutch Shell confirmed that it intended, subject to regulatory approval, to resume its US Arctic drilling programme. Shell’s exploration plan was formally approved by the US government in early May, by which time the company had already begun to move drilling units and infrastructure towards Alaska, ahead of this summer’s short drilling window. In August Shell began to drill.
Canadian EEZ in the Pacific Ocean – Right now, Indigenous and
environmental activists are speeding away from the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza in small inflatable boats
to confront Shell’s massive Arctic drilling platform, the Polar Pioneer, 35 nautical miles west of Vancouver Island.
the Arctic campaign has teamed up with award winning British creative agency
Don’t Panic, and famous British montage artists Kennardphillipps, to create its next video targeting oil giant Shell
and its plans to drill in the icy waters of the US Alaskan Arctic this summer.