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Environmentalists lobby Statoil shareholders. STAVANGER: Greenpeace and other organisations protested in the cold wind outside Statoil’s AGM, Wednesday, focusing on tar sands and drilling for oil in the Artic. The group that met shareholders and others as they entered conference facility the Rica Forum was smaller than last year’s and 2012’s, but vocal nonetheless. A dancer accompanied by a trombonist as well as spoken words through a megaphone joined Nature and Youth’s calls to “get one’s head out of the tar sand.”

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Environmentalists lobby Statoil shareholders

Published on Wednesday, 14th May, 2014 at 22:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

STAVANGER: Greenpeace and other organisations protested in the cold wind outside Statoil’s AGM, Wednesday, focusing on tar sands and drilling for oil in the Artic.

Statoil 2014 AGM
Demonstrators gathered outside the Rica Forum protesting Statoil's Candian tar sands operations and planned Arctic drilling campaign.Statoil 2014 AGM
Photo: ©2014 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner


The group that met shareholders and others as they entered conference facility the Rica Forum was smaller than last year’s and 2012’s, but vocal nonetheless.

A dancer accompanied by a trombonist as well as spoken words through a megaphone joined Nature and Youth’s calls to “get one’s head out of the tar sand.”

Greenpeace Norway’s Truls Gulowsen was among the spectators, with his organisation serving free coffee to Statoil employees.

The move also forms part of their ‘New Statoil’ campaign, which they describe as an “initiative to raise the debate about which decisions Statoil needs to make in order to be part of the climate solution.”

Also included in Greenpeace’s environmental awareness-raising initiative this year is a presence in the Barents Sea on their ‘Esperanza’.

They are protesting Statoil’s planned Arctic drilling campaign near nature reserve Bear Island.

See The Foreigner’s Instagram page for more pictures from today’s demonstration.



Published on Wednesday, 14th May, 2014 at 22:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: statoil, arctic, oil, tarsands, canada, drilling.





  
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