Xena Star Occupies Oil Ship
Greenpeace seeks to halt Arctic drilling
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2012 3:24 AM CST
Updated Feb 24, 2012 3:53 AM CST
Lucy Lawless, left, joins activists on the drilling vessel.   (AP Photo/Greenpeace, Nigel Marple)

(Newser) Xena Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless is back in battle, this time against oil drilling in the Arctic. Lawless and six other Greenpeace activists slipped past port security in New Zealand and boarded an Arctic-bound Shell drilling vessel. The activists, who have scaled a derrick on the ship, say they have brought food and plan to stay as long as they can.

The ship is on the way to drill three exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. Greenpeace fears a successful strike will cause an Arctic oil rush, the Alaska Dispatch reports. "I'm here today acting on behalf of the planet and my children,'' Lawless said. "Deep sea oil drilling is bad enough, but venturing into the Arctic, one of the most magical places on the planet, is going too far.''

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America_Firster
Mar 1, 2012 10:59 PM CST
How does she plan to get around New Zealand without gas? On horseback? Another clueless celebrity. What about wind turbines or solar panels in New Zealand or anywhere in the Westren world?
JerryCornelius
Feb 24, 2012 3:58 PM CST
FUCKING "MAGICAL" IS NOT A VIABLE ARGUMENT.
JenniferColley
Feb 24, 2012 12:31 PM CST
Follow the money, ... What filth! Watch: Zionist Hitler & his boss Rothschild youtu.be/luNgPO-vqBw Read: Is Holocaust II (shorthand for another great turning against the Jews) Inevitable? By Alan Hart countercurrents.org/hart240212.htm