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Approved: Shell's spill response plan for the Beaufort Sea

Posted by dhowells — 29 March 2012 at 8:54am - Comments
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Stranded Polar bears in Alaska

Today, the US Government approved Shell's oil spill response plan for the Beaufort Sea, a remote expanse of ocean that must count as one of the most wild and untouched places on earth. This is the second response plan to get the official thumbs up, another clear sign that the Administration has forgotten history in its determination to approve Shell's 2012 Arctic drilling program.

Major victory over Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, but more battles to come

Posted by bex — 19 January 2012 at 5:34pm - Comments
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Rubbish piled up on the barren ground of the tar sands outside Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

President Obama has just said no to the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which was to carry tar sands oil from Alberta to Texas. Despite a fierce lobbying campaign by oil companies and by Canada's Harper government, Obama spiked the pipeline - in part thanks to an unprecedented and global grassroots uprising.

Planet Earth: Too Big to Fail

Posted by jossc — 29 April 2009 at 12:18pm - Comments

New Greenpeace USA Director Phil Radford has only been in post for three days, but already he's been arrested for taking action against climate polluters - he's one of the climbers in this banner hang outside the US State Department in Washington on Monday. 

G20: Obama still finds time for historic US/Russia nuclear arms reduction plan

Posted by Louise Edge — 2 April 2009 at 4:00pm - Comments
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During his election campaign President Obama placed a high emphasis on dealing with one of the greatest threats we all face - reducing the vast numbers of nuclear missiles held by both Russia and the United States.

As he put it in his inauguration speech "With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat" In response to an arms control survey he was more specific – "I will not authorize the development of new nuclear weapons. And I will make the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons worldwide a central element of U.S. nuclear policy."

Childish things? - MPs to vote today on Heathrow

Posted by christian — 28 January 2009 at 1:18pm - Comments

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A detail from the Heathrow advert we put in the papers today

Tonight the House of Commons plays host to the Heathrow face-off. At about 7pm this evening, MPs will vote on a motion brought by the Tories and Lib Dems against the government's plans for expanding the airport with a third runway and a sixth terminal.

The stage is set for a bit of mud-slinging in the House. It'll probably be made worse by the fact that it's the opposition who has scheduled the vote - the government didn't want to have one. Because of the realities of party politics, even Labour MPs who oppose the runway will think twice about voting for a motion that's been put up by the ‘enemy'.

Dinner date with destiny

Posted by John Sauven — 14 November 2008 at 8:40pm - Comments

The climate crunch will soon make the credit crunch look trivial, and the G20 summit must tackle it now, writes Greenpeace UK Executive Director John Sauven writes for Comment is free.

This evening, 20 world leaders will gather in Washington, where they will dine at the table of their host, George W Bush, before attempting to perform life-saving surgery on the global economy.

Even in the face of the extraordinary repudiation delivered last week by the American people, Bush is unlikely to use the summit to also reshape the world's response to climate change. But that's exactly what his 19 guests should do.

The Obama drama: welcome back, USA

Posted by bex — 6 November 2008 at 5:09pm - Comments

I've noticed a higher-than-expected amount of traffic going to our Obama press statement over the past couple of days, so it looks like people are interested in what we make of Obama's victory.

I think this image, on the homepage of the Greenpeace USA website, says it all:

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