Arctic’s whistle-blower


Published: Monday 30 November -0001

imageENVIRONMENTAL group Greenpeace has launched a website seeking to attract whistle-blowers from within oil companies to reveal risks with drilling in the Arctic. Greenpeace wants governments to ban oil and gas firms from the fragile Arctic environment. It urged employees of oil firms and sub-contractors to submit information to the website if they knew about risks that were in the public interest.

Greenpeace said posters advertising the website would be on show near London offices of Shell, which in February said it would not drill in Alaska’s Arctic waters this year after its drillship ran aground in a storm. ConocoPhillips has shelved plans to drill exploration wells in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska due to regulatory uncertainties in the US. A retreat of Arctic ice, blamed on climate change, is making the region more accessible.

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