Exxon Starts ‘Most Controversial Oil Rig in the World”
For the oil industry, business comes first. After years of preparation, on Saturday ExxonMobil began drilling a $700 million well in the Kara Sea in Russia’s Arctic. It is Russia’s most northerly well.
How Oil & Gas Drilling Impacts the Endangered Greater Sage Grouse and Lesser Prairie-Chicken
We thought it might be helpful to dig a little deeper into the issue given the sensitivity of this species’ as well as the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) to habitat disturbance and the inevitable conflict between “energy independence” and the Endangered Species Act—the purpose of which “is to protect and recover imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.”
Crude Gamble: Oil-by-Rail Threatens Safety of People and Planet in Pacific Northwest
With an estimated 9 million barrels of crude oil moving over rail lines in North America at any given moment, it’s no wonder that safety and environmental ramifications of oil-by-rail are top of mind for many.
Life Size LEGO Figurines Descend on NYC to Save the Arctic
“We love LEGO, but this partnership with Shell has to end,” said Greenpeace USA Arctic campaign specialist Tyler Sanville. “By putting Shell’s name on its toys, LEGO is letting a cynical oil giant use the LEGO brand to get into millions of kids playrooms. It’s time for LEGO to stand up for the Arctic, and for kids, by ditching Shell for good.”
The protestors were demanding an immediate end to the shipment of Bakken oil through Northwest communities, all new oil-by-rail terminals proposed for the Northwest and Clean Air Act violations by oil refineries.
Landmark Decision Approves Seismic Airgun Testing for Oil & Gas Drilling Off Atlantic Coast
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will allow extensive seismic airgun testing off the Mid- and South Atlantic coasts. Seismic testing could cause major impacts to marine wildlife and the ocean ecosystem, and pave the way for offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast.
Greenpeace’s viral video LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome has been suspended by YouTube, following a copyright claim from Warner Brothers. Greenpeace quickly transferred the film to Vimeo (see below). The video has reached more than 3 million views in less than three days.