Stop Deep Sea Drilling

Greenpeace campaigner Truls Gulowsen talks with Erik Solheim, Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International development. Greenpeace has invited OSPAR-nations (Protecting and conserving the North-East Atlantic and its resources) to declare their support for a ban on offshore oil drilling.

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Stop Deep Sea Drilling

Oil Spills - the true cost of fossil fuels.

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, operated by BP, blew up on April 20th 2010, resulting in the dealth of 11 men and the worst accidental oil spill in history. The root cause of this disaster is the world's addiction to fossil fuels. Without an Energy [R]evolution, disasters like this are bound to happen again.

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Gazprom begins first production at Arctic 30 oil platform

Press release | 20 December, 2013 at 16:43

Amsterdam, 20 December 2013 - Russian oil giant Gazprom today announced it has produced the first commercial quantities of oil from its controversial Arctic drilling platform Prirazlomnaya in the remote waters of the Pechora Sea. In response,...

'Arctic 30' being moved from Murmansk to St. Petersburg

Press release | 1 November, 2013 at 16:03

Amsterdam, 1 November 2013 - Greenpeace International understands from diplomatic sources that the thirty men and women detained by Russia following a peaceful protest against an Arctic oil platform are being moved from a detention centre in...

Russian Authorities fail to lift piracy charges against Arctic 30

Press release | 1 November, 2013 at 10:15

Amsterdam, 1 November 2013 - Prosecuting authorities in Russia were under fire today after it was revealed that they have failed to lift charges of piracy against the Arctic 30, despite pledging to do so.

Greenpeace International activist charged with hooliganism

Press release | 24 October, 2013 at 17:19

Amsterdam, 24 October 2013 – Russian authorities today formally charged a Greenpeace International activist with hooliganism, a crime that carries a maximum seven year jail term and has been described by the European Parliament as a threat to...

Greenpeace International responds to hooliganism charge

Press release | 23 October, 2013 at 19:18

Amsterdam, 23 October 2013 - Commenting on reports that piracy charges against the Arctic 30 are to be dropped and replaced with a charge of hooliganism, Vladimir Chuprov of Greenpeace Russia said:

Greenpeace International statement in response to Russia's ITLOS comments

Press release | 23 October, 2013 at 10:32

Amsterdam, 23 October 2013 – The Russian Foreign Ministry today announced that it will not accept an international arbitration process at which the Netherlands is seeking the release of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and its...

Netherlands pushes demand to release the Arctic 30 and ship – Greenpeace...

Press release | 21 October, 2013 at 17:20

Amsterdam, 21 October 2013 - The Dutch government has lodged a rare application at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), asking it to order the immediate release of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and all those who were...

Eleven Nobel Peace Prize winners write to Russian President Vladimir Putin over...

Press release | 17 October, 2013 at 8:00

Amsterdam, 17 October 2013 - Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates including Archbishop Desmond Tutu have written a joint letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin offering their support to twenty eight Greenpeace International activists, a...

Murmansk court continues to refuse bail for Greenpeace International activists

Press release | 15 October, 2013 at 12:50

Amsterdam, 15 October 2013 - Greenpeace International activist Frank Hewetson (UK) has been refused bail by the Regional Court of Murmansk in Russia, bringing the number of rejected bail appeals to 10.

Arctic Sunrise captain refused bail in Russia

Press release | 14 October, 2013 at 15:33

Amsterdam, 14 October 2013 - The captain of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and one other activist have been refused bail in Russia.

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