Had to happen eventually!
I guess vessels are no longer allowed to repel boarders.
A Shell spokesperson told Reuters that boarding the vessel was “unlawful and extremely dangerous.
”The right to protest is fundamental and we respect it absolutely. But it must be done safely and lawfully," the spokesperson said.
The protest took place in February, according to CNN. The activists boarded a ship in the Atlantic Ocean and climbed an oil platform that was being transported to the North Sea, where an oil field is expected to produce 45,000 barrels of oil or gas per day.
In a statement, Greenpeace alleged Shell’s legal action is an “intimidation lawsuit” and part of an effort to silence the organization's activists.
This could get interesting.An extremist climate group that defaced an exhibit on French impressionist Edgar Degas last spring at the National Gallery of Art plans to lead another series of protests in the metropolitan Washington area beginning Friday. And more illegal actions are in the works, the group says.
The organization, called Declare Emergency, threatened to continue such acts until President Joe Biden does what it demands.
Two members of the organization smeared red and black paint April 27 on a protective box surrounding Degas’ statuette “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen,” sparking an FBI investigation into the climate activist organization.
Now, Declare Emergency says it plans to risk members’ arrests during a week of demonstrations in the D.C. area, including roadblocks and other actions that supposedly symbolize the state of the climate.
In a Nov. 3 media advisory, Declare Emergency said it invited “regular people” who support its campaign to a series of demonstrations in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia from Friday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 18.
Most planned actions will occur on the two weekends, Declare Emergency’s media contact Tim Martin told The Daily Signal, and the group expects arrests.
“Our resistance will continue for the foreseeable future until Biden holds a press conference in front of the entire nation declaring a climate emergency and stating clearly that we only have two to three years to end all fossil fuel production to stay below 2.0 degrees of warming,” the group’s media advisory reads.
It adds: “Mass starvation, mass migration, social collapse, economic ruin, terrorism, wars, rape and slaughter await us if we do not act swiftly, decisively and meaningfully.”
“That’s the strategy,” Martin told The Daily Signal. “We sacrifice by risking arrest to let the public know how serious the situation is. And we all have things we’d rather be doing, but once you learn how bad things are from the climate scientists, you realize that everybody’s ignoring them.”
In fact, the climate change crisis is a manufactured consensus, climate scientist Judith Curry and other critics of what they call climate alarmism argue. Some scientists have an incentive to exaggerate risk to pursue “fame and fortune,” Curry says.
An extremist climate group says it will risk arrests while blocking roads and taking other actions during a week of protests in the D.C. areawww.dailysignal.com