The Trump administration is reviewing plans for offshore natural gas and oil drilling in the Pacific. There have been no new wells of the Pacific Coast of the United States since 1984.
You may well ask why PlanetSave, a blog usually dedicated to positive developments and actions to save the earth, is reporting news about ExxonMobil and a Russian arctic oil well. … [Read full article]
Big Oil continues its assault on the Arctic by pushing for increasing oil drilling. This time it’s the Western Arctic that’s particularly at risk. Next week, House Republicans are … [Read full article]
The News: Greenpeace activists climbed a Shell oil drilling rig on a ship headed from New Zealand to the Arctic yesterday. One of those activists is actress Lucy Lawless. … [Read full article]
1. Exxon Rakin’ in the Dough, Paying Super Low Taxes ExxonMobil’s end-of-year financial summary shows that it made a whopping $41.1 billion in 2011 (35% more than in 2010) but … [Read full article]
Oh, the wonderful nature lovers of the Republican party…. Going right back to the ideology that caused the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, “House Republicans are … [Read full article]
This is one of the most adorable videos I’ve seen in a long time. These penguins are so human, so loving, so cute.
Here are some top activism stories of the past day or so. Check ’em out
Oil companies are pushing Congress and regulatory agencies to allow for more offshore drilling in the Artic. The U.S. Coast Guard’s top official has come forward and stated that the organization is not prepared for a major oil spill in the Arctic.
The Wilderness Society has a good petition to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar right now on drilling in the Arctic. As it notes, Shell Oil Co. currently has plans to drill up to 10 exploratory wells in the Arctic Ocean over the next 2 years. Not cool.
Greenpeace, as I wrote two days ago, is not at all comfortable with oil companies drilling in the Arctic (and who could be!)… and to show their disapproval, they had a polar bear blocking the headquarters to Cairn Energy (the only company looking to drill for oil in the Arctic this year) yesterday morning and they have two ships shadowing the Cairn Energy oil rig in the Arctic (which is protected by a Danish warship).
“Shell announced that they’ve cancelled their plans to drill exploratory wells in the Arctic in 2011 due to lack of confidence that they would meet the standards to get the … [Read full article]
The following is an action alert I received from Oceana. I get a lot of action alerts like this and while I think they are important and I sign them, … [Read full article]