July 6, 2012
Last month Greenpeace activists staged a party in Seattle supposedly hosted by Royal Dutch Shell to celebrate the upcoming debut of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
In an article in the LA Times, environmental activists explain that they are being forced to find more creative ways to protest partly because “Shell has launched an unusual preemptive legal strike that has foreclosed many traditional protest options against an exploration program that could open an entirely new energy frontier in the U.S. Arctic.”
Read the entire article here.
For further proof of why this beautiful and remote region needs protection, check out Subhankar Banerjee’s Arctic Voices, which features essays and photographs by prominent activists, researchers, novelists and artists.