Greenpeace’s campaign to protect the Arctic
With the launch of www.arctictruth.org, the environmental campaign group is making a direct appeal to oil industry employees who may have access to inside information, particularly on operational safety, poor practices and potential breaches of environmental regulations.
This latest initiative in Greenpeace’s campaign to protect the Arctic from creeping industrialisation comes at a time of heightened concern over the safety of drilling operations in the region. Over the last year, Shell has lurched from one safety blunder to another – its oil spill containment was “crushed like a beer can” during tests; its barge failed to meet safety standards; one of its rigs ran aground in Alaska while the other had a fire in its engine, and both are now under federal, criminal investigation.
Greenpeace International has launched the whistleblowing website to encourage employees and subcontractors of oil companies involved in Arctic drilling to come forward and help expose the incredible risks corporations are taking as they look to plunder the resources of this pristine region.