Right now in the Port of Taranaki seven activists - including our friend Lucy Lawless - are blocking the departure of a Shell oil drillship bound for the Alaskan Arctic They are exposing Shell's efforts to break into one of the last pristine environments on the planet.
You can help Lucy Lawless and our team stop this madness now...
Just like the deep sea oil drilling we face in NZ , Arctic drilling is extremely risky. The fact its being considered at all shows just how desperate the industry is to reach the last drops of oil - no matter what the cost.
The Rena oil spill showed us just how damaging even a small spill can be. Imagine the consequences of a large scale blow-out in the remote and pristine Arctic environment. It directly threatens the polar bear and other species already under pressure from climate change and will further worsen their plight.
We're on the cusp of an Arctic oil rush, the stakes are high and our chance to stop it is now.
This is a defining moment. We can choose a future path where clean energy replaces the climate change, resource wars and environmental devastation that are the consequences of our oil addiction.
Help stop Arctic destruction now by sending an email to Shell to demand it scraps plans for deep sea oil drilling in this fragile environment:
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