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Norway moves to protect Arctic drilling site from Greenpeace protest

  • Norway's government says it has established a 500-meter safety zone around the site in the Barents Sea where Statoil (STO) is set to drill one of the world's northernmost wells; Greenpeace says the move is illegal.
  • A Greenpeace ship is still blocking the site after arriving yesterday ahead of STO's Transocean Spitsbergen rig which was headed there; Norwegian authorities had previously removed protesters who had boarded the rig itself earlier this week.
  • The rig is intended to drill the Apollo well ~175 km from the Bear Island nature reserve and 300 km north of Norway's mainland, in international waters.
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  • nicholas davout
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    Very civilized; there was a time when the Greenpeace ship would just have been declared a pirate vessel and sunk on sight. (sigh......)
    30 May 2014, 03:24 PM Reply Like
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