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The dangers of Arctic oil

Background | 22 February, 2012 at 15:58

Arctic oil drilling is a dangerous, high-risk enterprise and an oil spill under these icy waters would have a catastrophic impact on one of the most pristine, unique and beautiful landscapes on earth. The risks of such an accident are ever...

Protect the Arctic

Action | 5 September, 2011 at 13:24

Protect the Arctic.

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...

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...

Help us protect the Arctic

Action | 24 May, 2011 at 17:00

Write to the CEO of Cairn Energy and ask for their oil spill response plan in Greenland.

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.

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...

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...

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