Cairn's Arctic misadventure ends in dismal failure

Posted by bex — 30 November 2011 at 2:03pm - Comments
Kangerdlugssuaq Fjord in Greenland
All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace / Nick Cobbing
Kangerdlugssuaq Fjord in Greenland

It was the biggest oil exploration campaign ever in the Arctic. It cost over a billion dollars. And Cairn has absolutely nothing to show for it.

That Cairn social media gagging order in full

Posted by bex — 22 July 2011 at 12:26pm - Comments
Cairn's tugs drag icebergs out the way of its Arctic oil drilling rig
All rights reserved. Credit: Will Rose / Greenpeace
Cairn tugs drag icebergs out of the way of its Arctic drilling rig

A lot of people on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere have been asking us a lot of questions about the interdict (injunction) - most of which we can't answer; we're gagged from saying anything that might be interpreted as asking others to do certain things on our behalf. We're so gagged that we probably can't even tell you what those certain things might be, in case that's seen as suggesting you do them.

So, in the public interest, we've decided to publish the full interdict (pdf). Feel free to download it, share it and discuss it; we'd be interested to hear your thoughts (although obviously we may not be able to reply).

BREAKING: Cairn obtains legal interdict: ‘Twitter ban’ and 'gagging order' for Greenpeace

Posted by bex — 19 July 2011 at 7:35pm - Comments

Update: Read the interdict in full

In its latest move to cover up the truth about its Arctic drilling, Cairn Energy has obtained an extraordinary, wide-ranging legal interdict (injunction) against us, gagging us from posting Tweets and Facebook updates containing photos of yesterday's occupation of their Edinburgh headquarters.

Cairn occupation is over, but the campaign goes on

Posted by bex — 18 July 2011 at 8:22pm - Comments

It's been a long day but, around 12 hours after our intrepid Polar bears occupied Cairn Energy's HQ, the last of them has now been removed by police. Around 20 people have been arrested in all, and most of them remain in custody here in Edinburgh.

Cairn occupation still going strong

Posted by jamie — 18 July 2011 at 1:27pm - Comments
Image removed by Cairn Energy
by. Credit: Greenpeace
Image removed

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We assembled at about 8am this morning near to Cairn Energy's offices in Edinburgh. It was a strange gaggle of people in suits and an army of polar bears. Such a gathering was going to attract attention so we couldn't hang about - we crossed Festival Square which was starting to get busy with people heading for work and straight through the doors of Cairn's office building. 

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