2004 Press Releases

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World's largest forest destroyer takes on environmentalists

Press release | 15 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace, one of the world's leading environmental organisations, has received a letter from the lawyers of one of the world's largest and richest retailers in forest destruction, Rimbunan Hijau (RH). The Malaysian multinational logging firm...

Greenpeace demands halt to U.S. nuclear shipment plans after plutonium contamination...

Press release | 10 September, 2004 at 2:00

In response to yesterday's revelation of an accident at the French Cadarache nuclear plant (1), which has contaminated two workers, Greenpeace has called for the immediate cancellation of next week's plans to send US weapons grade plutonium to...

U.S Government officials and Greenpeace survey potential damage to Mexican wildlife...

Press release | 8 September, 2004 at 2:00

State policymakers and legislators from California today travelled with Greenpeace to the proposed site of ChevronTexaco's liquid natural gas (LNG) facilities on the Coronado Islands. Located off the Baja California Coast of Mexico, the islands...

Security risks ignored as BNFL Nuclear Freighters Depart UK

Press release | 3 September, 2004 at 2:00

Two lightly armed UK-flagged nuclear freighters have departed the U.K. in a trans-Atlantic voyage to pick up a cargo of weapons-grade plutonium from the U.S. military port of Charleston, South Carolina, Greenpeace has learned. One ship, the...

South Korea nuclear revelation -- Greenpeace urges end to production of nuclear...

Press release | 2 September, 2004 at 2:00

News that South Korea has uranium enriched far beyond that needed for peaceful nuclear use can do nothing other than add more fuel to the proliferation fire in the Korean Peninsula, warned Greenpeace, today. Given the threat implied by the South...

Paper industries must stop ancient forest destruction

Press release | 2 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace Japan today held a peaceful demonstration in front of the headquarters of Oji Paper Co. and Nippon Paper Industries Co. with a life-size photo-banner of a Tasmanian tree-stump (1). Written across the photo was the slogan: "Stop Ancient...

BNFL nuclear freighters prepare for unjustified trans-Atlantic plutonium shipment

Press release | 1 September, 2004 at 2:00

The departure of the two armed British nuclear freighters, due to cross the Atlantic to collect a cargo of weapons-grade plutonium from the U.S. military port at Charleston, South Carolina, is imminent, Greenpeace has been informed. The ships...

Greenpeace concerns over plutonium shipment echoed by US Congressmen

Press release | 25 August, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace today reiterated its opposition to the planned transport of plutonium from US to France as US Congressman Jim Turner expressed his concerns over the same controversial shipment.

Thailand taking the disastrous path to GMOs

Press release | 23 August, 2004 at 2:00

Environmental group Greenpeace today condemned the Thai government's decision to open Thailand to genetically modified crops as nothing short of leading the country into disaster.

Greenpeace publishes annual financial figures

Press release | 18 August, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace today published its combined annual summary of income and supporter accounts for 2003, which show a consistent increase in supporter figures and a stable income for the international environmental organisation. The records show a...

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