Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks. If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to carve up the region will accelerate. Russian oil giant Gazprom is also pushing into the offshore Arctic this year. It is time to Save the Arctic.
Today the Arctic is rising. The campaign was launched today because the Arctic Circle is defined as the area of the globe where on the summer solstice - June 21st - the sun doesn't set for a whole day.
John Wathen is an award winning photo journalist who recently toured Aotearoa recounting his experience both on the ground and in the air documenting the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Right To Protest TVC
On the bridge of the Rainbow Warrior, we made a pledge to resist, with every peaceful means available to us, the threat of deep sea oil. And we called Anadarko in Texas to tell them exactly that.
In January 2013 we sailed the Rainbow Warrior to the subantarctic islands to highlight some of the most precious places and species that New Zealand would put at risk if deep sea oil drilling is allowed to proceed.
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