“We’ve succeeded in highlighting the true face of Shell. Oil drilling in the Arctic is just insane,” said Swedish activist Sandra Lamborn, who was released and returned to Sweden today.
“If there’s a major spill up there there’s no way to clean up the oil, and for the sake of the climate we must leave Arctic oil where it is.”
Lamborn was one of six climbers who scaled The 310 metre tall Shard building in London in July, as part of an ongoing campaign against Shell’s oil and gas exploration in the Arctic. Earlier this week a Greenpeace ship, the Artic Sunrise, was boarded by Russian coastguards as it tried to block oil prospecting ships in Russian Arctic waters.
Responding to the latest protest action, Shell Denmark issued a statement saying that “Greenpeace has naturally the right to express their disagreement with Shell, but that should happen within the framework of the law”.