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ExxonMobil criticised over response to Bass Strait oil spill

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Water shimmers after a spill similar to one found near the ExxonMobil rig in the Bass Strait. Photograph: Joe Haresh/EPA

Investigation finds failure to properly respond to spill near drilling platform posed ‘significant threat to the environment’

May 10, 2017 — Failure to properly respond to an oil spill near an ExxonMobil rig in the Bass Strait increased the risk of contamination and posed a “significant threat to the environment”, an investigation has found. Continue reading ExxonMobil criticised over response to Bass Strait oil spill

‘The last five years have not been great at Greenpeace’

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Peter Willcox in court in St Petersburg in November 2013 after Russia seized 30 crew members of the Arctic Sunrise in the Barents Sea. Photograph: Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images

With former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson poised to lead US foreign policy, activists like Peter Willcox, skipper of the Rainbow Warrior, are needed more than ever. But are they losing their nerve?

January 14, 2017 — Dawn was breaking when the campaigners used slingshots to fire ropes on to the rig. But as they began to scale the Prirazlomnaya, aiming to unfurl a banner denouncing Russia’s Continue reading ‘The last five years have not been great at Greenpeace’

CHR to top carbon emitters – Face human rights probe

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‘For the first time, a national human rights body is officially taking steps to address the impacts of climate change on human rights and the responsibility of private actors,’ says environmental group Greenpeace

MANILA, Philippines (July 29, 2016) — In an unprecedented move, the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has asked 47 of the world’s largest investor-owned fossil fuel and cement producers to respond to allegations their greenhouse gas emissions violated human rights of Filipinos.  Continue reading CHR to top carbon emitters – Face human rights probe