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Davos Shell Station Shut Down By Arctic Oil Drilling Protestors

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Activists with a big fake polar bear have occupied a Shell service station in the Swiss resort of Davos to protest Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s oil drilling in the Arctic.

About 25 activists from around Europe chained gas pumps together Friday at the station near where the World Economic Forum was being held and hung a banner on the roof reading “Arctic Oil – Too Risky.”

Greenpeace helped stage the protest, raising concerns about dangers to the environment from Shell’s drilling in Alaska and urging forum organizers to reconsider Shell’s participation. A Shell drill barge ran aground on a remote Alaska island on New Year’s Eve.

Shell officials, among the 2,500 corporate and political leaders in Davos this week, did not immediately respond to phone calls about the protest.


4 Comments on "Davos Shell Station Shut Down By Arctic Oil Drilling Protestors"

  1. Plantagenet on Fri, 25th Jan 2013 6:34 pm 

    The “polar bear” suit is made out of synthetic materials—-its oil-based.

    If the hypocritical anti-oil protesters want to be taken seriously, they should begin by eschewing the use of oil themselves.

  2. DC on Fri, 25th Jan 2013 8:14 pm 

    Dont tell us, send GP an email. Once they realize what ‘hypocrites’ and fools they have been, I am sure they will all go home and GP will disband, never to bother corporate oil companies ever again.

  3. BillT on Sat, 26th Jan 2013 1:53 am 

    I think Mother Nature is going to prevent oil and gas recovery in the Arctic. Especially with 20-30 year old antique equipment like they tried to use this summer. Build that multi-billion dollar rig and when you are about to drill, an ice flow the size of Massachusetts (10,000+ Sq.Miles) comes along and wipes it out.

  4. Politicol1 on Sat, 26th Jan 2013 3:17 am 

    The truth is oil, gas exploitation, Tar Sands, Keystone, Gas Fracking -will all speed up global warming. Threatening water, land and air will you be drinking gasoline or clean water? What’s your choice people? Demand your govt invest in green energy, or drink the gas.

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