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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-29-12 11:44 AM
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In Arctic, Greenpeace picks new fight with old foe (oil)
This is one of many, many reasons why people who line their pockets by exploiting people and the planet should pay more in taxes than someone who earns $25,000 a year. Howeer, the irony is that they often pay less.

They only call it "warfare" and "picking a fight" when the 99% tries to fight back.

In Arctic, Greenpeace picks new fight with old foe
By KARL RITTER
Aug. 29 10:50 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) Global warming has ignited a rush to exploit Arctic resources and Greenpeace is determined to thwart that stampede.

Employing the same daredevil tactics it has used against nuclear testing or commercial whaling, the environmental group is now dead-set on preventing oil companies from profiting from global warming by drilling for oil near the Arctic's shrinking ice cap.

The campaign took off in May 2010, when oil was still gushing from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time, Greenpeace was startled by reports that a small Scottish energy firm was proceeding with plans to drill for oil and gas in iceberg-laden waters off western Greenland.

"It felt slightly surreal," recalled Ben Ayliffe, now the head of Greenpeace's campaign against oil drilling the Arctic. "After what happened in the Gulf of Mexico, how can anyone respond to that by going to drill in similar depths in a place called Iceberg Alley?"


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