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Greenpeace activists face Greenland court for stopping Arctic oil rig

Press release | 16 September, 2011 at 13:04

Copenhagen, 16th September 2011 - 20 Greenpeace activists who took peaceful direct action to protect the Arctic will today stand trial before a Greenland Court, charged with illegally breaching a security zone and trespass after they scaled one...

Greenpeace activists convicted for stopping Arctic oil rig

Press release | 27 September, 2011 at 15:35

Copenhagen, 27th September 2011 - 20 Greenpeace activists who took peaceful direct action to protect the Arctic have been found guilty of trespassing and fined by a Greenland Court [1], after they scaled one of the world’s biggest oil rigs. In...

Peaceful action for the Arctic

Blog entry by JulietteH | 29 September, 2011

In May 2011, Greenpeace volunteers from nine countries boarded the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson rig in the freezing waters west of Greenland to demand that UK company Cairn Energy publish its plan for dealing with an oil spill in the...

Polar Bears occupy Cairn Energy's Headquarters

Blog entry by JulietteH | 18 July, 2011 12 comments

A few moments ago, fifty polar bears entered Cairn Energy's Edinburgh headquarters and occupied it. Their purpose? To look for Cairn's elusive Arctic oil spill response plan, and to take your messages to the heart of the company. ...

Still missing: Cairn’s Arctic oil spill response plan

Blog entry by JulietteH | 30 June, 2011

We’ve been asking Cairn Energy to release their Arctic oil spill response plan for over a month now. The idea of an oil spill somewhere in the Arctic is something that terrifies me. While at Greenpeace, I’ve worked both on the...

Conversations with Greenlanders (and non-conversations with oil companies)

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 20 January, 2012 7 comments

I’ve passed north of the polar circle on our trip visiting the west coast of Greenland. The temperature has dropped to minus 15 Celsius; snow is mounting outside my window and in the beautiful harbour city Sisimiut, the fjord is filled...

Arctic lightning strikes yet again as Cairn Energy strikes, er, nothing

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 1 December, 2011 3 comments

Fair play to Cairn Energy. It may not be any good at finding oil under the Arctic, but its press releases are guaranteed to raise a smile. Take today’s news on its 2011 Greenland drilling programme, for example, which was supposed to...

Today we fight Cairn in court

Blog entry by Nick Young | 6 June, 2011 8 comments

Today our fight for the Arctic moves from the frozen seas of Greenland into the courts of Amsterdam and Greenland. Following our first occupation of its oil rig at the beginning of last week Cairn filed for an injunction with...

For me it's personal

Blog entry by Andreas Bergström | 29 May, 2011 1 comment

My name is Andreas Bergström, from Uppsala in Sweden. I have been an activist for Greenpeace since 2006 involved in all kinds of campaigns, against for example old growth forest destruction, the building of new nuclear power plants and...

Meeting the future leaders of Greenland

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 16 January, 2012 5 comments

A major storm is howling outside the building. The few people on the street are almost carried away by the wind. I am in Qaqortoq, in southern Greenland ,— one day late due to the unstable weather. And this is how it is in Greenland.

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