Greenpeace Appeals After Losing Norwegian Arctic Drilling Lawsuit

By Alister Doyle and Terje Solsvik OSLO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Environmental groups launched an appeal on Monday after an Oslo court rejected their arguments that Norway's oil and gas exploration in the Arctic violates citizens' right to a clean environment. Greenpeace and Nature and Youth disputed the Oslo District Court's verdict last month, particularly that Norway could … [Read more...]

Norway Environmental Lawsuit Says Arctic Oil Plan Violates Constitution

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Norway's plan for Arctic oil exploration is unconstitutional because it violates the right to a healthy environment, a lawyer for Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth environmental group told an Oslo court on Tuesday. The case is the first of its kind in Norway and says a 2015 oil licensing round in the Arctic that gave awards … [Read more...]

Greenpeace Activists Scale Car Carrier in Thames Estuary

By Costas Pitas LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a … [Read more...]

Norway Arrests Greenpeace Ship and 35 Activists During Protest at Arctic Oil Well

Norwegian authorities have detained Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise after a protest at a Statoil contracted drilling rig at Norway's northernmost oil field in the Barents Sea, the environmental group said in a statement. Greenpeace said the vessel and 35 activists were unlawfully detained after entering the exclusion zone of Statoil’s Korpfjell well, halting drilling … [Read more...]

Greenpeace Activists Protest Near Statoil Drilling Rig in Barents Sea

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO, July 21 (Reuters) - Environmental activists protested on Friday near an offshore rig contracted by Statoil in the remote Norwegian Arctic, where the firm is looking for oil and gas deposits. The Nordic country wants to open up northern areas for exploration to offset declining production in the south. Oil and gas production is Norway's leading … [Read more...]