Oil Company Heading to the Arctic Gets Hacked!

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I just read an article that said Shell got hacked. They, along with several other oil companies are on their way to drill in the Arctic. This is not the entire article but you will get the drift.

The CyberZeist website states:

"Previously classified government documents say dealing with oil spills in the freezing waters is “almost impossible” and inevitable mistakes would shatter the fragile Arctic environment.We’ve seen the extreme damage caused by the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon disasters - we cannot let this happen in the Arctic.

"To drill in the Arctic, oil companies have to drag icebergs out the way of their rigs and use giant hoses to melt floating ice with warm water. If we let them do this, a catastrophic oil spill is just a matter of time."

This gave rise to #OpSaveTheArctic put forward by Anonymous."

The energy giants targeted by the operation, according to Anonymous include:

1). Exxon Mobil Corporation

2). Shell Petrochemical Corp.

3). BP Global - British multinational oil and gas company

4). Gazprom Corporation

5). Rosneft Petroleum Corp. - Russia

"[*]Phase-1 of #OpSaveTheArctic has been carried out. Target - Exxon Mobil Corporation."

"To show our support to the cause, after the employees of Exxon where hacked, we used their email ids to to sign the petition at - http://www.savethearctic.org/ ," CyberZeist concludes. "We suggest you to do the same!"

You can read the entire article at: http://www.rr.com/news/green/article/rr/42603754/70997217/Anonymous_hacks_oil_giant_to_help_Arctic

MrsBJLee's picture
Feb. 17, 2012 8:45 am



Potential behavioral responses to spills include displacement from primary habitat and the disruption of social structure, changes in prey availability and in feeding activities and success, effects on reproductive behavior, and changes to migration. Potential physical/physiological effects are irritation, inflammation, necrosis (premature death of living tissue), and chemical burns of skin, eyes, and nose areas, and inhalation of toxic fumes with potential long-term respiratory effects, such as inflammation, pulmonary emphysema, and infection (Engelhardt 1983; Marine Mammal Commission 2010). Ingestion of oil and dispersants directly or through feeding on contaminated prey (such as krill [very small shrimp-like animals] and squid), which have eaten dispersants, can lead to short or longer-term effects from inflammation, ulcers, bleeding, and possible damage to liver, kidney, and brain tissues (Engelhardt 1983; Marine Mammal Commission 2010). After the

Exxon Valdez spill of 1987 in Prince William Sound, Alaska, pulmonary emphysema was a relatively common finding in sea otters exposed to toxic fumes, and brain lesions were observed in harbor seals (Marine Mammal Commission 2010). Two of the resident killer whale pods found in Prince William Sound before the spill declined by 33 and 40 percent after the spill. One of those pods has not reproduced successfully since, and the other pod has not fully recovered (Marine Mammal Commission 2010).

In addition to the direct effects of oil and dispersants, cleanup and containment operations also may have an effect on marine mammals. Cleanup includes containing oil in booms, skimming oil at the ocean surface, and burning. Cleanup also involves a large number of vessels and aircraft in the coastal and offshore habitats bringing increased noise levels and human presence into marine mammal habitats.

THAT IS JUST A VERY SMALL PART OF THE REPORT! Please get involved in signing petitions and writing letters to protect our pristine Arctic region from filthy oil drilling.

MrsBJLee's picture
Feb. 17, 2012 8:45 am

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