Posts tagged “Shell Alaska”
September 24, 2012
Subhankar Banerjee, engineer turned environmental activist, writer and photographer, will be speaking about the many threats to the Arctic including Shell Alaska’s plans to begin exploratory drilling in the coming weeks, at Teaching for Change’s Busboys and Poets in Washington DC on Monday, September 24th at 6:30pm.
He will be discussing his new book Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, whichbrings 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.Subhankar Banerjee Book Tour Monday, September 24th @ 6:30pm Teaching for Change’s Busboys & Poets 14th & V 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C.
September 14, 2012
“Last week as Shell was getting ready to poke the first hole in the Chukchi Sea floor in Arctic Alaska to begin exploratory drilling, I was getting ready to give two talks in Alaska—the concluding lecture of the Next North Symposium at the Anchorage Museum on 9/8, and one at the Noel Wien Library in Fairbanks on 9/11 as part of the Northern Voices Speaker Series hosted by Northern Alaska Environmental Center in partnership with the Gwich’in Steering Committee. While there something remarkable happened over the weekend—perhaps the shortest–lived “beginning” of drilling anywhere. “Only a day after Shell Alaska began drilling a landmark offshore oil well in the Arctic, the company was forced on Monday to pull off the well in the face of an approaching ice pack. With the ice floe about 10 miles away, the Noble Discoverer drilling rig was disconnecting from its seafloor anchor Monday afternoon in the Chukchi Sea, about 70 miles from the northwest coast of Alaska,” the Los Angeles Times reported.”
Subhankar Banerjee is the editor of Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, a collection of essays about climate change, resource wars, and human rights in the Arctic.
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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September 4, 2012
Check out Subhankar Banerjee’s latest piece on the enormous costs of resource wars, from Climate Storytellers.
“It has been a painful day for me. Two pieces of news came in this morning: one about the massacre of an Yanomami settlement in the Amazon, and the other about Obama green lighting Shell’s drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Both are about resource wars that lead to killing—humans and/or animals, fast or slow, one to get gold, and the other to get oil.
On August 30, the Obama administration gave Shell the green light to begin drilling in the Arctic Ocean—Beaufort and Chukchi Seas of Alaska.
Here is the key concern: the Obama administration, Shell, and the media are all focused on minutiae to distract the public from the real issues, which at its most basic is the fact that the administration has not done an Environmental Impact Statement on the Arctic Ocean drilling, and no one knows how to clean up a spill from underneath the ice, in the harsh conditions of the Arctic.”
Subhankar Banerjee is the editor of a new collection of essays, Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point.