24 February 2012


This is another non-book post from me, but I want to raise awareness.

An oil rig is set to go from New Zealand to Alaska to search for oil, despite scientists saying they do not have the technology to clean up any potential oil spills. An oil spill could rage for years under the ice and it will be out of the oil company's control.

Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus) is currently protesting ON THE RIG with a bunch of other people. They're technically under arrest but they're refusing to come down.

Tweet using the hashtag #savethearctic to raise awareness.

Greenpeace campaign can be found here

You can follow Lucy here for updates from the rig.

Quotes from an article on 3news (NZ)

BREAKING: Lucy Lawless and five Greenpeace climbers have boarded an Arctic-bound @Shell oil drillship in Port Taranaki -More soon." - GreenpeaceNZ

The group scaled the 53-metre drilling derrick around 7am.

"They came up just to talk to us as a courtesy to say, "You are under arrest, we suggest that you come down," and we said, "No, we do understand that, thankyou so much for your concern, we feel we have no choice morally but to stay here and get our message out," says Lawless.

"Freezing temperatures, unpredictable weather and remote drilling locations pose unprecedented challenges, making an oil spill impossible to contain and clean up," says Greenpeace campaigner Steve Abel

I am urging you all to help raise awareness either via your own blogs, your Facebook pages or via Twitter. The outcome of this venture could be catastrophic.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

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