Shell Sues Greenpeace for Scaling Arctic-Bound Oil Rig

© Flickr / Bosc d'AnjouMany environmental organizations such as Greenpeace and Food and Water watch believe the new regulation gives far to much lenience to the Oil companies because regardless allowing fracking will still pollute the groundwater.
Many environmental organizations such as Greenpeace and Food and Water watch believe the new regulation gives far to much lenience to the Oil companies  because regardless allowing fracking will still pollute the groundwater. - Sputnik International
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The company is seeking to remove six activists from the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig, which is travelling to the Chukchi Sea.

Polar bear family  A female bear and her cubs amble across the frosty shoreline of Churchill, Manitoba -- The Polar Bear Capital of the World. Churchill is one of the few human settlements where you can come face-to-face with the mighty polar bear.   Prime viewing times are in October and November, when the bears move from their summer habitat on the tundra back to seal-hunting territory on the ice that forms on Hudson Bay. The bears gather along the shore, waiting for the ice to freeze. - Sputnik International
Shell Oil Drilling Serious Threat to Russian Polar Bear Reserve: Greenpeace
MOSCOW, April 8 (Sputnik) — Lawyers for the Dutch oil giant Shell have filed a lawsuit with a US federal court against Greenpeace after its activists illegally boarded an Arctic drilling rig, media reports said Wednesday.

"Greenpeace has a demonstrated pattern of conducting direct actions against Arctic oil and gas operations that violate the rights of others and create dangerous situations for their targets, law enforcement, and their own members," the lawsuit asserts, as quoted by CBC.

The company is seeking to remove the six activists from the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig, which is travelling to the Chukchi Sea, off the Alaskan coast, aboard a heavy-lift ship called the Blue Marlin.

Many environmental organizations such as Greenpeace and Food and Water watch believe the new regulation gives far to much lenience to the Oil companies  because regardless allowing fracking will still pollute the groundwater. - Sputnik International
Greenpeace Activists Board Oil Rig to Protest US Arctic Drilling
According to the complaint, Greenpeace's ship Esperanza has been stalking the oil platform. The vessel is now trailing the rig at a safe distance after depositing the protesters.

Shell has been absent from the Chukchi Sea for three years after its oil rig ran aground there in 2012. Last week, the US Interior Department reapproved Shell's 2008 lease, prompting a relocation of its drilling equipment to the region.

Shell will be drilling in dangerous proximity to Wrangel Island reserve off the Russian Far East coast. The United Nations has classified it as a World Heritage Site due to the island's exceptional biodiversity.

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