October 22, 1992 |
Russian authorities Wednesday released a Greenpeace ship they had detained nine days earlier after environmentalists aboard the vessel tried to investigate secret nuclear dumps on the floor of the Arctic Sea. The ship sailed out of Murmansk under Russian escort late Wednesday afternoon, ending a standoff with Russian border guards who accused Greenpeace of violating territorial waters.
December 14, 1989 |
The crew of the nuclear submarine Tennessee successfully launched a Trident 2 missile Wednesday after the Navy warned Greenpeace anti-nuclear protesters to stay out of the safety zone, the Navy reported. The launch was the second straight successful undersea test-firing of the Navy's newest and deadliest nuclear weapon, keeping it on track for deployment next March. Two of the first three submarine tests failed.
October 28, 1988 |
The Soviet Union's role in this week's efforts to free the trapped whales near Point Barrow, Alaska, grew in part from the activities of Greenpeace International chairman David McTaggart's East-West Foundation. According to Andrew Davis, assistant media director for Greenpeace USA, the effort fulfilled a pledge McTaggart secured from the Soviets last year for help in Greenpeace activities.
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September 28, 2000 |
A flotilla of Greenpeace demonstrators harried an oil tanker off Long Beach on Wednesday to protest global weather changes that might be linked to the nation's dependence on fossil fuels. Five inflatable boats carrying members of the environmental organization intercepted the 890-foot Pecos shortly before 11 a.m. as it headed into the Port of Long Beach, where the ship was scheduled to deliver crude oil from Argentina.
July 16, 1999 |
A Greenpeace ship used in protests against commercial whaling in Norwegian waters was ordered Thursday to remain under port arrest for the rest of this month. The coast guard seized the Sirius on Monday after a North Sea confrontation in which the activists claimed that whalers aboard the trawler Kato shot at them with a rifle. The activists had been trying to prevent the Kato from killing its quota of minke whales in an area about 115 miles off Norway's southwestern coast.
August 9, 2000 |
Greenpeace activists occupied an unmanned oil company vessel in the Arctic Ocean for a second day Tuesday in a protest against the company's offshore oil development in Alaska. The environmental group said five activists were on a vessel holding a BP Amoco control center and staff living quarters being towed to a construction site for the Northstar oil project in Prudhoe Bay, the site of Alaska's largest oil field.
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October 27, 1998
Three environmental activists were arrested and booked Monday on charges of trespassing at the Los Angeles Times Building during a Greenpeace protest, police said. The three were cited, given a court date and released, said Police Sgt. Eugene Lewis. The protesters had draped a sign from the building reading "Stop Buying Ancient Forest Destruction," said Gina Sanchez, spokeswoman for Greenpeace.
September 30, 1990 |
Four members of the environmental group Greenpeace were arrested in a demonstration in which two people delayed the departure of a Chevron tanker by chaining themselves to the rudder. The other two arrested scaled the hull with mountain climbing gear to unfurl a banner that read, "Do People Die for Oil? People Do." Greenpeace said the purpose of the protest was to call attention to the nation's "overdependence" on fossil fuels and a need for an energy policy based on clean, renewable resources.
September 6, 1995 |
Greenpeace, which pressured the oil giant Shell Oil Co. into scrapping plans to dump an old drilling platform at sea, admitted Tuesday that part of its campaign was in error. While Shell enjoyed a bit of good publicity in a dispute that earlier spurred consumer protests across Europe, Greenpeace insisted that its goal of preventing sea burial of the platform Brent Spar was the right idea.
November 9, 1992 |
An armed Japanese escort ship collided Sunday with a Greenpeace boat tracking a freighter laden with highly toxic plutonium, the environmental group and Japan's coast guard said. Japan is shipping the plutonium home to fire up a new generation of nuclear fast-breeder reactors. Greenpeace opposes the shipment and is trailing the cargo ship, saying the plutonium poses huge dangers ranging from a spill to an attack by terrorists seeking nuclear bomb-making material. The Akatsuki Maru, carrying 1.