I just love Lucy's sense of humour. She was on twitter this morning and showing off her t-shirt that brought about Shell's decision to stop drilling in the arctic for the year. All kidding aside, yesterday's news that Shell had decided to postpone their drilling of the arctic came as welcome news. This kind of postponement is very welcome. As we reported yesterday: Shell has abandoned controversial plans to start drilling for oil in the Arctic this year after a final test of its environmental protection equipment failed to meet the standards required to gain a full drilling permit. The oil and gas group said a new type of "containment dome" designed for use in the event of a leaking wellhead had been damaged during testing. (Read more of that article)
We need 5million signatures. Go #SavetheArctic and vote for your children's safety and for all life in the planet. Spread the word!— Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) September 17, 2012
On 24 February 2012, Lucy Lawless and seven Greenpeace Protesters (aka The Taranaki 8) scaled the Noble Discoverer's derrick to protest Shell's plans to drill in the arctic. This protest signaled the start of an ongoing campaign to halt drilling for oil in the pristine waters of the Arctic. All eight protesters pleaded guilty of trespassing. The sentencing was due to take place on 14 September but it was postponed after Shell demanded (via the police) Greenpeace pay $700,000 in damages. The court case will next be heard on 22 November 2012.
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