(Image Source: Greenpeace.org)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

Xena Princess Warrior is making a comeback—not on the big screen but rather - on a boat.

 

Here’s TVNZ’s One News

 

“Actress Lucy Lawless and other Greenpeace protesters have staged a protest on a ship in the port of Taranaki to protest against drilling for oil in the Arctic.”

 

Mother Jones says the ship—known as the Noble Discoverer—is part of Shell’s plan to break ice on the coast of Alaska and bring up as much of the predicted 26.6 billion barrels of oil as possible.

 

(video source: 3news)

 

But that’s not exactly what the Greenpeace group is afraid of.

 

Mother Jones says it’s worried about a potential oil spill—which wouldn’t exactly come with a quick clean up.

 

“Say the Noble Discoverer were to experience a Deepwater Horizon-style blowout toward the end of the window one year … The ice would likely freeze over before the well was fully repaired, letting crude oil gush out for half a year or more until the ice thawed again and the leak could finally be fixed...”

 

The New Zealand Herald reports Shell’s expedition was granted by the US Interior Department and even has an approved oil spill response plan. Shell defended its mission in a statement according to Otago Daily Times.

 

"Shell has undertaken unprecedented steps to pursue safe, environmentally responsible exploration in shallow water off the coast of Alaska. We recognise the industry licence to operate offshore is predicated on being able to operate in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.''

 

But a spokesman for Greenpeace told Taranaki Daily News—they should be thinking smarter, not drilling harder.

 

“The fact that the ice is melting should not be seen as a business opportunity by Shell, but actually a warning to us all ... we need to move towards a smarter, cleaner, better way of powering our homes, our cars and our economies.”

 

And while the Greenpeace Princes Warrior is going for a non-violent approach, she’s not going out without a fight—battle cries and all.

 

“Time is running out. We have to stop the most dire effects to climate change ... OUT OF THE ARCTIC! *warrior cry*...”

(video source: TMZ)

 

The Bangkok Post tells us protesters have enough supplies to last several days and remain determined to stop the ship from setting sail.

Lucy Lawless: Warrior Princess-Turned-Protestor

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Feb 25, 2012

Lucy Lawless: Warrior Princess-Turned-Protestor

 

(Image Source: Greenpeace.org)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

Xena Princess Warrior is making a comeback—not on the big screen but rather - on a boat.

 

Here’s TVNZ’s One News

 

“Actress Lucy Lawless and other Greenpeace protesters have staged a protest on a ship in the port of Taranaki to protest against drilling for oil in the Arctic.”

 

Mother Jones says the ship—known as the Noble Discoverer—is part of Shell’s plan to break ice on the coast of Alaska and bring up as much of the predicted 26.6 billion barrels of oil as possible.

 

(video source: 3news)

 

But that’s not exactly what the Greenpeace group is afraid of.

 

Mother Jones says it’s worried about a potential oil spill—which wouldn’t exactly come with a quick clean up.

 

“Say the Noble Discoverer were to experience a Deepwater Horizon-style blowout toward the end of the window one year … The ice would likely freeze over before the well was fully repaired, letting crude oil gush out for half a year or more until the ice thawed again and the leak could finally be fixed...”

 

The New Zealand Herald reports Shell’s expedition was granted by the US Interior Department and even has an approved oil spill response plan. Shell defended its mission in a statement according to Otago Daily Times.

 

"Shell has undertaken unprecedented steps to pursue safe, environmentally responsible exploration in shallow water off the coast of Alaska. We recognise the industry licence to operate offshore is predicated on being able to operate in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.''

 

But a spokesman for Greenpeace told Taranaki Daily News—they should be thinking smarter, not drilling harder.

 

“The fact that the ice is melting should not be seen as a business opportunity by Shell, but actually a warning to us all ... we need to move towards a smarter, cleaner, better way of powering our homes, our cars and our economies.”

 

And while the Greenpeace Princes Warrior is going for a non-violent approach, she’s not going out without a fight—battle cries and all.

 

“Time is running out. We have to stop the most dire effects to climate change ... OUT OF THE ARCTIC! *warrior cry*...”

(video source: TMZ)

 

The Bangkok Post tells us protesters have enough supplies to last several days and remain determined to stop the ship from setting sail.

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