As the third anniversary of the disaster approaches on Saturday, we may get the results of new scientific research but already the signs are not good. Earlier this month, scientists from University of South Florida (USF) reported that the spill killed off millions of amoeba-like creatures, called the foraminifera, which form the basis of the Gulf’s aquatic food chain.

“Everywhere the plume went, the die-off went,” said David Hollander, a chemical oceanographer with USF. And of course this plume was made worse by the dispersant Corexit.

You may be aware that this morning at approximately 4am, five activists and I scaled the Prirazlomnaya oil platform to take peaceful action against Gazprom’s work in the Arctic, to highlight the dangers of its plans to drill here in the Pechora Sea….

I took part in this peaceful action today to declare — together with Russians and citizens around the world — an end to the madness that is putting the profits of an elite few above the interests and safety of the rest of us. 

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, in an open letter to the people of Russia today.

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