Posts tagged “Arctic Drilling”
September 20, 2012
Engineer turned activist, writer, and photographer Subhankar Banerjee will be speaking at Mount Holyoke at an event sponsored by the Miller Worley Center for the Environment on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm.
His new book Arctic Voices brings together first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research. Co-sponsored by The Odyssey Bookshop.
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September 19, 2012
With Shell all set to begin exploratory drilling off the coast of Alaska, now is the time to take a good look at this unique region and what we stand to lose if it’s destroyed.
In Arctic Voices; Resistance at the Tipping Point world-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee brings together first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research.
On Wednesday, September 19th Subhankar will speak about the pressing issues facing the land and people of the Arctic at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Joining him are Cindy Shogan, director of Alaska Wilderness League, and Ted Daeschler, a researcher at ANC.
Subhankar Banerjee will be answering questions on Firedoglake Book Salon on Sunday, September 16th at 5pm EST
September 12, 2012
Join Subhankar Banerjee, world-renowned photographer, activist, and editor of Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point on Firedoglake’s Book Salon on Sunday, September 16th from 5:00p – 7:00p Eastern / 2:00p – 4:00p Pacific time.
Now that Shell has begun exploratory drilling off the Alaskan coast, with the help of the Obama administration’s fast-tracked drilling permits, Subhankar is speaking out against Shell’s poor oil spill response plan and what can be done to insist that the local population, the wildlife population, and the land is taken care of.
Check out a great article about Subhankar on LiveMint.com
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July 20, 2012
Shell has not received the final drilling permits to begin exploratory drilling off the coast of Alaska, which they hope to start next month. Subhankar Banerjee, editor of the new collection of essays, Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, talks with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now about why the oil company is unprepared to drill in harsh weather conditions and looks at the history of their past false assurances. Environmental groups are challenging Shell’s plans and protests are taking place around the world. Subhankar argues that now is the perfect time to pressure the administration to consider the huge implications that these drilling operations would have on the people, the animals, and the land.
See the entire interview below:
July 10, 2012
“In an effort to hold oil companies to a higher standard in the Arctic Ocean, a coalition of conservation groups announced Monday that they are suing to challenge the federal government’s approval of oil spill cleanup plans for Shell Alaska’s upcoming operations in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.” Shell has already filed preemptive legal strikes against environmental groups and is on track to begin exploratory drilling in August. They have already spent $4 billion on the project and had their drilling permits fast-tracked by the federal government with Obama’s personal involvement.
While the environmental groups are not expecting to halt the drilling set to begin next month, they hope to establish a higher standard of review in upcoming offshore operations.
Read the entire article at the Los Angeles Times and see Arctic Voices, edited by Subhankar Banerjee, featuring essays by prominent activists, authors, and researchers on the many issues facing the land and people of the Arctic.
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.
June 8, 2012
“What do Arctic drilling and drone killing have in common? They are both being decided by Barack Obama without public debate. A May 24 front-page article in the New York Times made clear that Obama got personally involved and fast-tracked Shell’s drilling permits”
Check out the rest of Subhankar’s article on the Huffington Post.