Greenpeace is trying to coax would-be whistleblowers to come out against the Arctic oil companies they work for.
The environmental group launches a website today called Arctic Truth.
On it, workers are encouraged to anonymously tip off infractions.
“We don’t actually quite know what information we’ll get,” says Ben Ayliffe.
Ayliffe heads Greenpeace’s Arctic oil campaign. He says there haven’t been any responses yet, and it will take some time.
He hopes workers all over the Arctic, not just Alaska, will emerge and expose risks the companies might be taking.
He says information could come from anywhere, from workers offshore.
“To decision makers in Anchorage and Houston that have information we think is interesting and relevant.”
Spokespersons for Shell Alaska and ConocoPhillips had nothing to say about the latest attempt from Greenpeace to block their planned drilling campaigns.
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