Save the Arctic from Shell
In March of this year, Shell halted its plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic in 2013 because of safety issues.
But, according to Greenpeace, Shell hasn’t given up yet. Instead they’ve signed a deal with Gazprom and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has thrown open the back door and invited Shell to drill in the Russian Arctic instead, where corruption is rife and oil companies are largely unregulated.
The Russian Arctic is fast becoming the new battleground where the fight to save the Arctic will be won or lost. A major oil spill – one as bad as BP’s Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico - is almost inevitable as long as the oil giants are allowed to operate there, posing a huge threat to Indigenous communities and polar bear populations.
Watch the video to find out just how bad Shell’s new friends are.
And the irony is the only reason Shell and Gazprom can drill there at all is because climate change is melting the Arctic ice cap. They want to drill for the fuels that caused the melting in the first place. It’s a vicious circle.
In just 12 months the movement to Save the Arctic has grown to over three million people. Join Save the Arctic and help stop Shell. Sign the petition to declare a global sanctuary in the Arctic.
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