COPENHAGEN — Greenpeace says 4 of its members have boarded an oil rig belonging to Norway’s largest oil and gasoline firm off the northernmost a part of the nation to protest drilling within the pristine Arctic by the state-owned firm.
Activist Karianne Andersen says the motion is “to inform Norway’s authorities that if we’re to maintain our planet livable for the following few years, then we should cease in search of new oil.”
The activists from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany boarded Equinor’s rig West Hercules off the city of Hammerfest, north of Tromsoe, Monday.
There was no quick response from Equinor or Norwegian police.
Norway, with its offshore oil installations, is among the world’s largest exporters of oil and gasoline.