Greenpeace serves BP 'climate injunctions' at end of oil rig protest. BP eyeroll at irresponsible stupidity of Greenpeace.

Greenpeace antics should probably be escalated a bit more than simply "disorderly conduct".

Greenpeace serves BP 'climate injunctions' at end of oil rig protest

Greenpeace protesters spent nearly seven days occupying an oil rig rented by BP in the Cromarty Firth in northern Scotland last week, leading to the arrests of 14 activists, including three photographers hired by the pressure group. ...

 

... After the rig Paul B Loyd Jr set sail on Saturday night, Greenpeace tried to prevent it reaching the Vorlich oilfield 150 miles east of Aberdeen by blocking its route with its ship the Arctic Sunrise.

The oil rig evaded the Arctic Sunrise by changing course several times before arriving at its drill site on Wednesday morning. Greenpeace said the rig cost BP £140,000 a day to hire from its operator Transocean, which had nearly 100 oil workers on board during the protests.  ...

 

... John Sauven, Greenpeace UK’s executive director, said: “For the past 12 days we’ve seen what one Greenpeace ship and a handful of dedicated activists can achieve in the face of a giant climate-wrecking company. But they weren’t alone. There’s a movement of millions calling on companies like BP to clean up their act and truly address the climate emergency.”

Eleven activists have appeared in court charged with disorderly conduct. The three photographers have not been charged.  ...

 

...  BP said it was glad the protests were over. “Greenpeace’s irresponsible actions have put people and property unnecessarily at risk, and diverted valuable time and resources away from public services,” a spokesman said. “Progress to a lower carbon future will depend on coming together, understanding each other’s perspectives and working to find solutions.”

 

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Disorderly conduct? What about trespassing? What about creating a hazard of navigation? Why do these idiots get a pass?

Furthermore, hasn't BP been bending over backwards (or perhaps forwards...) to bend to the wishes of their 'green' board members and investors? Greenpeace is apparently sabotaging themselves.

They may shortly become victims of the Law of Unintended Consequences.

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2 hours ago, Douglas Buckland said:

Disorderly conduct? What about trespassing? What about creating a hazard of navigation? Why do these idiots get a pass?

Furthermore, hasn't BP been bending over backwards (or perhaps forwards...) to bend to the wishes of their 'green' board members and investors? Greenpeace is apparently sabotaging themselves.

They may shortly become victims of the Law of Unintended Consequences.

I kind of agree. Why not do the same against Aramco, CNOOC, Gazprom etc ( who in contrast get the free pass)

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