Arctic 30 activists released on bail, still face serious charges
Last week, the 28 Greenpeace activists and 2 independent journalists who were detained in Russia after protesting Arctic oil drilling were granted bail. But they could still face seven years in prison on hooliganism charges.
They are innocent of the crimes they are accused of, but could face years in jail if convicted. Meanwhile Gazprom plans to extract the first offshore oil from icy Arctic waters this month. And Shell is trying to get permission to return to drill in Alaska, despite causing a series of humiliating and dangerous accidents there last year.
We’ve won the first battle -- but the race to save the melting Arctic continues.
For the first time ever, we’ve put Arctic oil drilling front and center on the world stage. We’ve turned Gazprom and Shell into dirty words, exposing their reckless plans to drill through the melting ice on frontpage newspapers and primetime TV, at rock concerts and soccer games, in art galleries and UN climate conferences.
We’ve joined the voices of almost 5 million global citizens to tell oil companies that enough is enough: the mad rush to extract oil from the world’s last pristine places must end. The only thing standing in the way of an oil disaster in the Arctic is the support of people like you.
We'll be sharing a new way for you to save the Arctic shortly so stay tuned!