Shell Sues Activists to Protect Arctic Drilling Plans

The oil giant Shell has taken preemptive steps to protect its offshore drilling plans in the Arctic Ocean by filing a lawsuit against environmental opponents in an apparent attempt to beat them to court. This week, Shell sued more than a dozen environmental groups, seeking a court ruling affirming the federal government’s prior approval of Shell’s oil spill response plan that the groups are expected to challenge. In a separate case, Shell has won a restraining order barring activists from the environmental group Greenpeace from interfering with Shell’s drilling rigs. Last week, activists boarded a rig in New Zealand that is scheduled to begin operations in the Arctic this summer. They were arrested after spending four days on the rig. The group included the actor Lucy Lawless, best known for her role as "Xena: Warrior Princess."

Lucy Lawless: "Seven of us went up the rig, but 133,000 people came down with us in solidarity that have been writing letters. And we know that new heroes are going to spring up in our fervent mission to make sure that the oil industry becomes an energy industry that is renewable and clean."

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Lucy Photos: Lucy Lawless Supports Release Arctic 30 in New Zealand
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Lucy at Vigil To Mark 30th Day of Detention For Arctic30 18 October 2013
Bold Energy for NZ Unveiled + Photo of Lucy on 27 Feb Noble Discoverer
Lucy Determined To Keep Fighting For the Environment TV3 News 08 Feb 2013
Cleaning Toilets Is Easier Than Cleaning Oil Off Sea Birds - NZ Herald 8 Feb 2013
Official Greenpeace NZ Video + Screencaps of Lucy Lawless Meeting The Press 7 February 2013
Lucy Lawless From Warrior Princess To Eco-Warrior Curve Magazine July|August 2012 Issue
Official Greenpeace Lucy Lawless & Taranaki 7 Photos 14 June 2012
Press and Photos of Lucy & Taranaki 7 Outside Court
More Photos of Lucy and Taranaki 7 in Court 18 April 2012
Lucy and the Taranaki 7 Official Greenpeace Photos From New Plymouth Court 18 April 2012
New Save The Arctic Support Artwork by Aiglon
New Artist Aiglon Added to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Art
Save The Arctic Protest Support Page Image Galleries and Artwork
Save The Arctic Lucy Lawless Photos on Corbis
Save The Arctic Lucy Lawless Art by Klippart
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Lucy Talks To The Press Screencaps 27 February 2012
Day 4 Official Greenpeace Photos - The Arrest
Support Lucy and Greenpeace Buy #SaveTheArctic T-Shirt From Greenpeace
Day 4 Morning Save The Arctic Protest Images by Greenpeace
End of Day 3 Save The Arctic Protest Images by Greenpeace
Lucy Lawless & Greenpeace Five Save the Arctic Comic by Olansamuelle
Day 3 Photo - 48 Hours on the Drill Ship Save The Arctic Proest
New Photos from Greenpeace NZ of Lucy and The Greenpeace Five Day 2 Second Batch
Greenpeace Photos Day 2 Lucy and Fellow Protesters Save The Arctic Protest
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PRESS / TRANSCRIPTS

New Lucy Lawless Message For International Women’s Day 8 March 2014
Lucy To Attend Screening of The Last Ocean 18 January 2014
Lawless Appeals For Justice–Sunday Star Times
Greenpeace Press Release: ‘30 Days of Injustice’ Vigil for Arctic 30
Russia to Greenpeace “Go home, and take your Warrior Princess with you”
The Celebrity Cause Celebre–Herald on Sunday 4 August 2013
Lucy at the Powershift 2013 Youth Climate Summit
Lucy at Powershift 2013 Youth Climate Summit Today Via Video Link
Save the Arctic Protest + Lucy Tweets and Radio Interview
Powershift 2013 Lucy's Speech for 15 July "Why I Climbed An Arctic Oil Rig"
Greenpeace Competition: Win two tickets to Glastonbury 2013
Lucy Finishes Her Community Service And Comments on Working in Palliative Care
Interview with Lucy: "Sex Symbol? I Didn't Do Anything To Deserve That Title" - English Translation Blogs EL PAÍS 03 May 2013
Lucy Tweets on Going to Africa For Study on Coral Bleaching
In Pod We Trust Greenpeace Blog
Save The Arctic and No Deep Sea Oil Drilling Campaign Updates
Shell Drop Arctic Oil Drilling Plans – Greenpeace Response
Shell Gives Up Arctic Drilling on Anniversary of Noble Discoverer Protest!
Taranaki Daily News Opinion Piece: I Love Lucy For Putting Children Before Oil Companies 18 Feb 2013
2.7 Million Have Signed the Arctic Scroll
Bold Energy for NZ Unveiled + Photo of Lucy on 27 Feb Noble Discoverer
Radio New Zealand Interview with Lucy About Court Case 07 Feb 2013
Lucy Determined To Keep Fighting For the Environment TV3 News 08 Feb 2013
Cleaning Toilets Is Easier Than Cleaning Oil Off Sea Birds - NZ Herald 8 Feb 2013
We Did It For The Future by Lucy Lawless
Press Release: Star Lawless Slams Oil Giant Shell Outside Court
BREAKING NEWS: The Verdict Is In! Community Service & Fined $651.44!
Editorial: What Happens In the Dark Comes To Light For Shell
Lucy Tweets: Lucy Going to Court 7 February Confirmed
Lucy Responds To The Alaskan "Lucy Lawless Bill" On Twitter
Lucy Tweets: Save The Arctic Protest Court Case Set For 7 February
Alaskan Politican Introduces "Lucy Lawless Bill"!
Return of the Warrior NZ Weekend Herald 12 Jan 2013
Save The Arctic: Noble Discoverer Under Criminal Investigation
Taranaki Daily News 2012 In Review Lucy Lawless 1 January 2013
OMG Moments The Year in Review Lucy Lawless Herald on Sunday 16 Dec
Sierra Magazine Trendsetter: Lucy Lawless Actor and Activist
Partially Examined Life Lucy Episode Podcast Transcript Now Available
A Letter To My Grandchildren by Lucy Lawless NZ Woman's Weekly 17 December 2012
Save The Arctic Protest Court Case Delayed Till Feb 2013 - Taranaki Daily News & TV3 News
Greenpeace Press Release: Sentencing adjourned for Lucy Lawless and Activists
Save The Arctic Update: Noble Discoverer A History of Mishaps
Save The Arctic Court Case Update - Postponed Again
Lucy Wears Save The Arctic T-Shirt & Shell Stops Drilling!
Save The Arctic: Shell Postpones Arctic Drilling Until Next Year
Lucy and Taranaki 7 Court Case POSTPONED to 22 November 2012
Save The Arctic: Mother Nature Stops Shell's Arctic Drilling
Press Release: Shell Starts Arctic Drilling as Ice Levels Plummet
So It Begins: Shell begins petroleum drilling off Alaska coast - AP 9 September 2012
Lucy To Be Key Speaker at Power Shift NZ Pacific 2012 Climate Summit
Lucy Interview on The Film Freak Movie Talk Show Podcast 09 September 2012
Arctic Becomes Cold War Zone Washington Times Daily 3 September 2012
Lucy Lawless Live Twitter Chat Transcript
Upcoming Twitter Chat with Lucy Lawless 10 August (PST)
Not Fit For Purpose - Shell Drill Ship Noble Discoverer NZ Herald 22 July 2012
High Arctic Sanctuary Campaign Petition Reaches 957,699!
Eco-Warrior: Noble Discoverer Mishap Justifies Lawless Protest Waikato Times 18 July 2012
Greenpeace UK Targets Shell Petrol Stations in UK + Lucy
High Resolution Curve Magazine July - August 2012 Scans
Lucy Lawless Message to Susanna Rustin From The Guardian
Lucy Lawless Xena The EcoWarrior The Guardian 30 June 2012 + Scans
Lucy Signatory in High Arctic Region Declared A Sanctuary
Lucy Lawless From Warrior Princess To Eco-Warrior Curve Magazine July|August 2012 Issue
Lucy Lawless Greenpeace Blog Post: Guilty NOT Sorry 15 June 2012
Editorial: Lucy's Celebrity Status Puts Spotlight On Save The Arctic Campaign and What It Actually Means
Radio Interview: RadioLive Drive Interview with Lucy on Court Case 14 June 2012
Lucy Exclusive Interview with 3 News on being and actor and an activist 14 June 2012
Associated Press Actress Lucy Lawless Pleads Guilty To Trespass 14 June 2012
Video of Lucy and Taranaki 7 outside Auckland Court 14 June
Greenpeace Press Release: Activists Plead Guilty To Being On Unlawfully On A Ship and Direct Appeal to Others to Stop Deep Sea Oil and Protect Arctic
Message From Lucy on the Verdict - Burglary Charged Dropped!
Lucy's Court Case Moved to Auckland District Court 14 June 2012 - CONFIRMED
Lawless Likely To Face Less Severe Charge - Taranaki Daily News 12 June 2012
Heavy Sea Ice Throws Significant Delay Into Shell's Arctic Drilling Plans
Save The Arctic: Judge extends restriction area for Greenpeace
Lucy Lawless and Taranaki 7 Court Case Adjourned to 13 June
Lucy Lawless and Taranaki 7 Court Case Adjourned AGAIN
New Lucy Photo From Sunday Times Magazine 06 May 2012
Lucy & Taranaki 7 Court Case Pushed Back to 17 May
Three Day Protest Extreme For Lucy Sunday Star Times 22 April 2012
Lucy Interview: Action Hero Protest Princess Sunday Star Times 22 April 2012
Lucy Lawless Proud of Ship Protest NZ Herald 18 April 2012
Press Release: Greenpeace Activists Remanded Till 3 May
Lucy & Taranaki 7 Court Case Update: Reappear 3 May
Lucy and the Taranaki 7: You Speak For All Of Us
Lucy and Taranaki 7 In Court Tomorrow 18 April 2012
Lucy Lawless Greenpeace Court Case Postponed By Another 2 Weeks
Save The Arctic Protest: Shell Granted Legal Injunction Against Greenpeace In US Court
Lucy Talks to Boston Herald About Save The Arctic Court Case 29 March 2012
Save The Arctic: We Can Enjoy A Good Life Without Extreme Oil
Save The Arctic Protest Update: Lucy Court Case Postponed Until 5 April 2012
Lucy Photo Scan: Join The Impact: Unite For LGBTQ Equality Prop 8 Protest Rally 2008
Lucy Article Scan "Camping Out" Sunday Star Times 18 March 2012
We Don't Need Extreme Oil NZ Herald 15 March 2012
Radio New Zealand National Interview With Lucy From 27 Feb
Greenpeace Magazine (German Edition)
Lucy Lawless Tweets: Shell Oil Threatens a Birthing Ground of America's Polar Bears
Greenpeace NZ Blog From muesli bars to a global mind bomb
Lucy Lawless' Private Passion NZ Woman's Weekly 12 March 2012
Lucy Lawless Speaking Up For All Of Us
Lucy Lawless Press Snippets From New Zealand 04 March 2012
Press Release: Judge Rejects Bulk of Shell and Proposed Restraining Order Against Greenpeace
We Can Do More To Help Become More Environmentally Aware - Blog by Lesley-Ann Brandt
Oil Protest Hand International Cast Court Documents Update 02 March 2012
Lucy Talks To The Star About The Upcoming Save The Arctic Court Case
Upcoming Lucy Lawless Interview with TVNZ About Save The Arctic Protest 04 March 2012
Arctic Ocean Drilling: Shell Launches Preemptive Legal Strike
Save The Arctic Court Case Pushed Back - Update
Lucy, That 1988 Shell Advert and Some Common Sense Into The "Debate"
Lucy's Court Date Changed to 20 March 2012 - AAP Report
Take Action Now Save The Arctic - Send A Message To Shell
Lucy Lawless Shrugs Off Shell Advert - Stuff.co.nz 28 February 2012
Lucy's Burglary Charge Could Seriously Impair Travel to US - NZ Herald 27 Feb 2012
Greenpeace Press Release: Arrests end Shell Arctic drillship occupation 27 February 2012
Bunny Diamand Blog: Seven Went Up, 133,000 Came Down
Lucy Lawless, Arrested, Battles On Up Beat Magazine 27 February 2012
Lucy Talks To Reporters After Being Released - Video
Charges Laid Against Lucy and Protesters
Lucy Lawless Talks About The Experience TV3 News
Press Release: Lucy Lawless and Fellow Protesters Have Been Arrested
BREAKING NEWS: The Police Have Arrived...TVNZ Reports
Protesters expect removal by police today - NZ Herald 27 February 2012
Protesters Get Global Support - Taranaki Daily News 27 February 2012
Press Release: Flood of Support Online Boosts Arctic Drillship Protest
Lawless Expects Arrest Waikato Times 27 February 2012
Lucy Lawless v. Shell: David v. Goliath Voxy News 26 February 2012
Lucy Lawless NZ Local News Roundup for Day 3 Save The Arctic Protest
Day 3 Lucy Lawless Video Message – Is Anyone Out There?
NZ Media RoundUp of Save The Arctic Protest Day 3
TV3 Nightly News 25 Feb with Lucy Lawless Save The Arctic Protest Update
Audio Interview Taranaki Daily News Interviews Lucy 24 February 2012
Lucy Interview Transcript NZ TV Saturday Breakfast Show 25 February 2012
Ice Drilling Madness: Lucy Lawless NZ Herald 25 Feb 2012
Save The Arctic Protesting Half Dozen Update - Nighty Night
Lucy Lawless Interview on TVNZ Close Up 24 February 2012
Greenpeace Protesters are Settling In For The Night
Lucy Lawless Captures Oil-Drilling Ship For Greenpeace The Village Voice
Take Action Like Lucy Lawless and Send A Message To Shell - Save The Arctic
Actions Speak Louder Than Words Lucy Lawless Protesting
Lucy Lawless in Arctic Drilling Protest Boards Boat Greenpeace Protest


VIDEO / AUDIO

Video: Lucy at Powershift 2013 via Skype 15 July 2013
HuffPost Green Honouring Female Environmentalists That Have Helped Defend The Planet
High Resolution Images of Lucy at New Plymouth Court 7 Feb
Radio New Zealand Interview with Lucy About Court Case 07 Feb 2013
Lucy Determined To Keep Fighting For the Environment TV3 News 08 Feb 2013
Official Greenpeace NZ Video + Screencaps of Lucy Lawless Meeting The Press 7 February 2013
Partially Examined Life Lucy Episode Podcast Transcript Now Available
Lucy Featured in Defenders Of The Earth Mexican TV Show
BBC Radio Up All Night Show Interviews Lucy on Save The Arctic Protest + Transcript 15 June 2012
Lucy Exclusive Interview with 3 News on being and actor and an activist 14 June 2012
Video: Lucy Lawless and Greenpeace Activists Meeting The Press Outside Auckland District Court 14 June 2012
Video: Rata Pue Farewells Greenpeace Activists at Parihaka 18 April 2012
Lucy Video: Official Greenpeace Video New Plymouth Court 18 April 2012
Radio New Zealand National Interview With Lucy From 27 Feb
Lucy Lawless Tweets: Shell Oil Threatens a Birthing Ground of America's Polar Bears
Lucy Lawless On Sunday TV Show 04 March 2012 Video Now Online
Democracy Now Features Lucy and the Save The Arctic Protest in Broadcast
Lucy on TVNZ Sunday Interview - Preview Video and Photos
Video: Lucy Lawless on E! News 27 February 2012
Greenpeace Exec Director Bunny McDiarmid on Breakfast TV on Shell Protest
New Greenpeace Video: Four days of action in defence of the Arctic
Lucy Talks To Reporters After Being Released - Video
Evening Day 3 Protest Day Lucy Lawless Video
Lucy Lawless Wishes Newborn Swedish Princess A Long And Happy Life
Lucy Interview with TMZ 25 Feb 2012 - Audio
Lucy Lawless From Greenpeace NZ Save The Artic Video
TMZ Video of Lucy With Her Friends On Board Shell Drill Ship
Video TV1 News Lucy Lawless Prepares for Night On-Board Oil Ship
Video: Protest Bold Career Move For Lawless - TV3 News 24 Feb 2012
Combined Videos of All of Lucy's Interviews From Protest
Lucy Does The Xena War Cry – Save The Arctic Protest
Lucy Video Released by Greenpeace and Lucy’s Arrest Reported on TV3
Greenpeace Lucy Lawless Video From Protest

 

 

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