At 11.30am this morning, a team of Greenpeace activists started taking action against a massive oil drilling ship, stopping it from drilling a deep water well off the Shetland Islands. Using speedboats to reach the huge 228m long drill ship, they climbed up the giant rungs of the anchor chain, and are now preventing the ship from moving to its drill site.
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The ship is operated by oil giant Chevron, and was due to sail for a site 200km north of the Shetland Islands and drill a well in deep water, 500m down. More than 10,000 of us have sent an email to energy secretary Chris Huhne calling for a moratorium on deepwater drilling in UK waters. On top of that, last month we sent a letter to the government threatening legal action in an effort to stop new permits being granted for deep water drilling.
We also need to challenge the money that's behind the big oil companies like Chevron and BP. Our pension funds are often invested in these companies, which means you can use your power as a pension holder to make them go beyond oil.
Find out if your pension is invested in dirty oil, and tell your provider to push for a move towards cleaner energy sources..
If you don't have a pension, please write to Legal & General, one of the largest pension providers in the UK.
Thanks again for your support,
James Sadri, on board the Esperanza 21 September 2010