Our campaign to save the Arctic is just beginning

August 7, 2012

The cew of the Greenpeace ship Esperanza holds a banner saying "Thank You Arctic Million" in the Bering Sea, Alaska.The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is on an Arctic expedition to study unexplored ocean habitats threatened by offshore oil drilling, as well as industrial fishing fleets.

© Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace

[caption id="attachment_9172" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="The crew of the Greenpeace ship Esperanza in the Bering Sea"][/caption] As the Esperanza's tour ends (see our summary andvideo below), our campaign to save the Arctic is just beginning. Activists around the world have challenged Shell, from its corporate headquarters in the Hague and Houston to gas stations in London and beyond. Supporters all around the world are using social media to expose Shell's multi-billion dollar Arctic hoax. Listen to our podcast:Save the Arctic from Shell Oil This is a global challenge, as the oil industry's record in the Russian Arctic makes clear; tons of oil are spilled on land each year, and every 18 months more than four million barrels spews into the Arctic Ocean - nearly as much as BP spilled in the Gulf of Mexico. As other oil companies seek to exploit the melting sea ice and begin drilling in Arctic waters, we know we need a global movement to draw a line in the ice and protect this fragile region. More than a million people have come together calling for a global sanctuary in the high Arctic, and a ban on offshore drilling and unsustainable fishing in Arctic waters, and more are joining every day. Be one of them.

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