Environmental Activists Protest President Bush's Kyoto Pact Veto

Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Greenpeace activists boarded an oil tanker in Norway on Tuesday in a bid to stop it sailing for the United States, in their second such protest this week against President George W. Bush's rejection of the Kyoto pact on cutting greenhouse gases.

Fifteen protesters boarded the Greek-registered tanker Cosmic from the dock before it could leave the Statoil Mongstad terminal in Norway for a Sunoco terminal on the U.S. East Coast, the Amsterdam-based environmental group said. Activists perched on two of the ship's anchors hanging above the water line while four inflatables surrounded the ship, according to a Greenpeace campaigner. The group also hung a banner reading "Stop oil to Bush - ratify Kyoto". On Monday, Bush reiterated his opposition to the Kyoto Protocol, which calls for industrialized countries to reduce output of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, in an effort to slow global warming.

Activists from the environmental group occupied a Norwegian-owned tanker off the French port at Le Havre on Sunday, temporarily preventing it from delivering a cargo of oil from the U.S.

The protests were timed to coincide with Bush's first official visit to Europe. Bush arrived in Spain on Tuesday and will travel to Belgium, Sweden, Poland and Slovenia.

A Greenpeace climate change campaigner in Amsterdam said the group would continue to target U.S. oil shipments to highlight the U.S. dependence on fossil fuels, which have been blamed for contributing to climate change.

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

World’s First LNG-Ready Ultra Large Container Ship Named

The race is on in global maritime circles to be the “world’s first” in every aspect of environmental friendliness, particularly in regards to the incorporation of LNG as fuel onboard commercial ships.

NAVCENT Commander Recognizes Journey of Hope Sailors

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Adm. John. W. Miller, recognized the accomplishments of three special-needs sailors from the Kuwaiti ship,

MSC Approves SOLAS Amendments

SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee   The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC),

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1268 sec (8 req/sec)