Arctic oil drilling

Dec 21 '16 10:50

Dutch banks still generally fall seriously short when it comes to climate policy and that sets the organizations behind, according to a new report published by the Fair Bank Guide on Wednesday, ANP reports.

Only SNS, ASN and Triodos scored well on their climate policy. Aegon, ING, ABN Amro, Rabobank, Delta Lloyd and Van Lanschot all scored an insufficient. According to the researchers, most Dutch banks don't require oil companies to prevent drilling in the fragile Arctic. They also don't publish measurable CO2 reduction targets for the companies in which the invest. 

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Oct 29 '15 14:50

Dutch petroleum company Shell on Thursday reported a net loss of income of 70 percent compared to the same quarter of last year. The company has been hit hard with $8.2 billion in charges relating to failed and unsuccessful exploration projects in Canada and the Alaskan Arctic, coupled with the current low price of Brent Crude.

Aug 28 '15 12:26

Environmental activists Greenpeace placed a giant banana peel on the roof oil company Shell's office in Amsterdam on Friday morning. This giant banana peel is another protest against the company's oil drilling in the Arctic. "Shell is going bananas and the world needs to know."

Aug 18 '15 11:47

Greenpeace has launched a boycotting action against Shell in response to the oil company receiving the final go-ahead from the American government for drilling in Alaska

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Jun 12 '15 09:35

Shell has dispatched the first ship that is part of the fleet that will do exploratory drilling for gas and oil in the Arctic. The company announced on Thursday that the Arctic Challenger, one of the dozens of support vessels for the oil rigs, has left from Seattle and is heading towards Alaska, NU reports.

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Dec 26 '13 09:31

The Greenpeace activists who received amnesty in Russia will get their visas on Thursday or Friday, Greenpeace Russia said on Twitter on Wednesday.

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Dec 25 '13 19:56

On Wednesday, Russia officially dropped criminal charges against Greenpeace activists arrested in a protest over Arctic oil drilling.

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The charges were dropped under a amnesty extended to all 30 activists who had been facing up to seven years jail if convicted, Reuters reports.

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