Illuminating message for the Arctic

by Rachael Prokop

December 2, 2014

A coalition of environmental groups projected a “Save the Arctic” message on the side of the Crowne Plaza Building in Anchorage December 1, 2014 as Alaska natives, Arctic experts and local activists testified for Arctic protection from oil drilling before Bureau of Ocean Energy Management officials in Anchorage. Photo by Mark Meyer/Greenpeace

©Mark Meyer/Greenpeace

Yesterday,Alaska Natives, Arctic experts and local activists met with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ata conference room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.The meeting was important because the Bureau is currently deciding whether Shell will be allowed to drill in the Arctic next year.

And while the discussions went on inside, we worked withAlaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club, and the art collective The Illuminator to light up the hotel walls with the message “Save the Arctic.”

Take action: Tell BOEM tosave the Arctic and stop Shell from drilling.

Inside, Greenpeace Arctic Campaigner John Deans and others live-tweeted the meeting:

On behalf of the Arctic, thank you to everyone who has worked toto defend the Arctic by giving testimony, sending public comments, and amplifying this issue across the country.

Join these amazing activists by sending a public comment to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management asking them to stop Shell from drilling in the U.S. Arctic.

By Rachael Prokop

Rachael is an Online Campaigner with Greenpeace USA.

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