HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Activists protest at Shell's Finnish icebreaker rental

YLE News

1049 days ago   Article ID# 1504104
Original URL

 

Greenpeace

HELSINKI, FINLAND (YLE News) - Greenpeace activists boarded icebreakers in Helsinki on Friday morning in a protest against Arctic oil drilling. They went on board the Fennica and Nordica boats at Hietalahti harbour.

Some 40 activists from five different countries are on board the vessels in protest at Shell's plans to drill for oil in polar regions. The two Finnish ships are booked to travel to the Alaskan coast in the summer to assist the company’s exploration operations.

The environmentalists are sceptical about the safety measures in place to protect fragile ecosystems.

"The drilling itself is really difficult, so the possibility of an accident is high,” Greenpeace activist Sini Saarela told Yle News from deck of Fennica. ”If there is an accident happening and oil starts leaking out, there are really few possibilities to stop the leak, and the oil could be leaking out for weeks or months.”

Finland has agreed to rent Shell the icebreakers in the summers of 2012, 2013 and 2014. The firm’s goal is to become the first company to draw oil in the Arctic. They plan five explorative drilling operations in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.

More than 230,000 people worldwide have sent a plea to Shell not to begin drilling in the Arctic.

Copyright 2015 YLE News   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1049 days ago   Article ID# 1504104

Greenpeace    Visit Website

More News

Greenpeace monitors Durban oil spill

34 days ago From iol.co.za 

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - ...

APP plans global campaign to push ‘zero deforestation’ policy next year

37 days ago From mumbrella.asia 

SINGAPORE - Dr. Sherry Manning, chairman of the Miles River Yacht Club Foundation, and W.W. =E2=80=9CBuck=E2=80=9D Duncan, president of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, ...

Filipino farmers share 'seeds of hope'

40 days ago From greenpeace.org 

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - ...

Saving Peatland With the President

61 days ago From greenpeace.org 

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - ...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise detained in Spain

71 days ago From theguardian.com 

LONDON, U K - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Environment News

Action Center

Sea levels rising faster than previously thought says new study

Action: Climate Change

Sea level rise in the past two decades has accelerated faster than previously thought in a sign of climate change threatening ...

Britain commits U.S. $1.65 million for Kenya wildlife conservation

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The British government has committed 1.65 million U.S. dollars towards wildlife conservation in Kenya and to fight the rising ...

A giant step in fight against illegal logging

Action: Stop Deforestation

Despite his relentless efforts to stamp out illegal logging since taking office almost a year ago, Chief Minister Datuk Patin ...

Final reckoning looms for BP in Deepwater Horizon case

Action: Stop Pollution

This Tuesday, close to five years after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig claimed 11 lives and poured millions of ...

Ontario moves to ban the sale of killer whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

Is the end of captivity near for Ontario’s killer whales?

On Tuesday, the provincial government promised to in ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.