Shell Protest At The Belgian Grand Prix

Photo | 26 August, 2013

Meanwhile, Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner over the winner's podium, reading "Congratulations! Now Help us Save the Arctic" in protest of the company's plans to drill in the Arctic" Shell is the main sponsor of the Belgian Grand Prix and has invested $5bn in their Arctic drilling programme, however after a series of embarrassing mishaps, was forced to abandon its plans to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska this summer. Greenpeace is campaigning for a ban on offshore drilling in the Arctic, and for the uninhabited area around the North Pole to be declared a global sanctuary.