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Brent Spar

Background | 13 September, 2011 at 9:23

Following a high profile action by Greenpeace and public pressure, the global oil and gas company Shell reverses its decision to dump the Brent Spar oil platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Brent Spar

Background | 21 June, 2007 at 9:50

In 1995, Greenpeace activists occupied the Brent Spar oil storage facility in the North Sea. Their purpose was to stop plans to scuttle the 14,500 tonne installation. The action was a part of an ongoing campaign to stop ocean dumping, and pitted...

Greenpeace and the Dumping of Wastes at Sea

Publication | 3 March, 1999 at 10:24

While Greenpeace's popular image is of an organisation that breaks the law, our ultimate objective is often to catalyse the creation of new laws or regulations against unsound environmental practices. This history of our Ocean Dumping campaign is...

Greenpeace, BP agree?

Feature story | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace and industry coalition World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) were 'fighting like cats and dogs' ten years ago in Rio, in the words of Greenpeace Political Director Remi Parmentier. Today, they agreed to put aside...

Brent Spar: The sea is not a dustbin

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 24 September, 2016 3 comments

In August 2016, Prestel Books published Photos That Changed the World , including this image of the Greenpeace Brent Spar campaign, captured by David Sims on 16 June 1995. Greenpeace approaches Brent Spar, 1995, dodging a Shell...

Brent Spar is dismantled

Image | 25 November, 1998 at 0:00

Oil-rig Brent Spar is dismantled by platform Thialf off the Norwegian coast. Based on the decisions of the OSPAR-conference oil and gasrigs have to be dismantled on shore. The parts of the Brent Spar will become part of a new harbor quay.

Greenpeace and the dumping of wastes at sea

Publication | 6 June, 1999 at 0:00

It is fair to say that existing restrictions and bans on the dumping and incineration of wastes at sea would not have been enacted unless Greenpeace had undertaken and maintained a campaign to this aim in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Greenpeace´s...

Greenpeace stopped the dumping of the Brent

Image | 16 June, 1995 at 1:00

Greenpeace stopped the dumping of the Brent Spar and other at-sea installations, in a campaign against using the oceans as a dumping ground.

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