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The Arctic

The Arctic is something that is in grave danger of being lost forever. Already, the past seven years have seen the lowest minimum sea ice coverage ever recorded and this year has joined the list. The repercussions are serious, and further decline of the Arctic sea ice can spiral towards fatal consequences. It is clear that the human footprint has profoundly altered the planet in ways that we never imagined.

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Injunction will not stop Arctic oil campaign

Blog entry by Nick Young | 9 June, 2011 22 comments

The Arctic 18 have now been in a Greenland jail for 5 days after being arrested for boarding the Cairn oil rig here in the Arctic looking for its elusive oil spill response plan. Today the Dutch court granted the injunction...

English translation of key passage

Publication | 9 June, 2011 at 18:51

English translation of the key passage from the Dutch text of the Amsterdam court's ruling in favour of Cairn Energy in it's application for an injunction against Greenpeace.

Cairn injunction ruling - Full Dutch text

Publication | 9 June, 2011 at 18:40

Full Dutch text of the Amsterdam court's ruling in favour of Cairn Energy in it's application for an injunction against Greenpeace.

Meet the Arctic 18

Blog entry by Nick Young | 8 June, 2011

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. They boarded the rig to ask for Cairn’s secret Oil Spill...

Legal assessment of the extent to which Greenlandic law prevents Cairn Energy...

Publication | 8 June, 2011 at 14:54

Greenpeace Nordic obtained this independent legal assessment of the extent to which Greenlandic law prevents Cairn Energy publishing its oil Spill Response Plan.

Oil company's lawsuit against Greenpeace backfires

Blog entry by Nick Young | 6 June, 2011 29 comments

Update from Andrew in Amsterdam: Just want to add something our legal team told me about... Tzeporah was Tweeting updates during the hearing. At one point Cairn's lawyers noticed and said to the judge, "Your honor, I have 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...

Complaint to the Greenland Ombudsman

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 10:25

Greenpeace complaint regarding the Bureau of Mineral Petroleum’s refusal of access to a number of documents related to oil exploration in West Greenland, and some procedural errors by the BMP in the treatment of access requests.

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