17 Sep '12, 12pm

SUCCESS: @Shell scrapped plans to drill for oil in the #Arctic this year! We can #SavetheArctic h

SUCCESS: @Shell scrapped plans to drill for oil in the #Arctic this year! We can #SavetheArctic h

For over six months, huge numbers of us have been pressuring Shell to stay out of the Arctic. Well this morning, company bosses announced they were scrapping their oil drilling programme for this year. It's a huge victory for people power. We started six months ago in New Zealand, when Lucy Lawless climbed and occupied Shell's Noble Discoverer rig, as it started its long journey up to drill in the Arctic. As Lucy said, "six activists went up, but 133,000 came down ". But that was only the beginning. As thousands of you spread the word of the unparalleled insanity that is Arctic drilling, more and more people became involved. When Penelope Cruz, Sir Paul McCartney and One Direction joined the growing voices calling out for Arctic protection it was obvious that this movement was going to keep growing. And today together we've landed a major victory. As one of the world's big...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/success-shell-s...

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oceana.org 19 Sep '12, 1pm

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 10 Sep '12, 10pm

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earthjustice.org 16 Sep '12, 2am

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wwf.org.uk 20 Sep '12, 8am

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treehugger.com 22 Sep '12, 12pm

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switchboard.nrdc.org 19 Sep '12, 6pm

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