Monday, February 27, 2012


sHell is negligent around the World.....Stop sHell
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"On 24 Feb 2012 seven people including actor Lucy Lawless scaled the 50 meter drill tower on a drillship commissioned by Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic. They set up camp at the very top of the ship's drilling derrick and barricaded the access ladder. There they stayed for four days and three nights to prevent the ship from leaving for the Arctic. With phone cameras, a laptop and a solar panel they proceeded to speak to the world via a 24/7 live feed on the web and the response from around the world was overwhelming. Just before their eventual arrest on the fourth day Lucy Lawless summed up the impact of this action in this tweet: Seven of us came up the tower on Shell's drillship but 4 days later 130,000 will come down. In solidarity we can #savethearctic. By the time they did come down over 135,000 people had email Shell demanding an end to its Arctic oil drilling."

1 comment:

  1. The time has come to ban all offshore drilling in Alaska's Arctic waters for good. Drilling in Arctic waters will never be safe and spills are impossible to clean up. Not to mention the catastrophic effect on the local ecosystems and people.

    Even the oil companies see the writing on the wall. BP recently delayed its Liberty Island project until 2013 and Shell's CEO just said that there will be no drilling offshore in Alaska this year. Enough. I urge you to do what the oil companies won't and ban all offshore drilling in Alaska's Arctic waters for good.

    It is stupefying that the administration would allow Shell to drill. It wont be for 20 years that oil is brought up and by then we could have transitioned to clean fuel..that is hope.. that is change...not risking spilling and drilling... please wake up and listen to your base!