Oceans are home to most of the life on our planet. They also regulate the climate and provide food to billions of people. We partner with local and indigenous communities to protect ocean and coastal ecosystems from catastrophic oil spills, rapidly increasing ship traffic and ocean trash.

Shell’s Failed Arctic Experiment

Blog Post | January 7, 2013 | Colleen Keane
Shell ended its 2012 Arctic drilling season with a bang. On New Year’s Eve, one of its drill rigs—the Kulluk— ran aground near Kodiak Island, Alaska, in a severe...

Save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the U.S. Government

Blog Post | December 21, 2012 | Doug Norlen
Did you know that the U.S. government is slated to finance a massive dirty fossil fuel project that will damage Australia’s world-famous Great Barrier Reef—home to sea turtles, dugongs,...

Why Protect the Great Barrier Reef When You Can Have Yourself an Aquarium?

Blog Post | October 29, 2012 | Doug Norlen
I don’t know about you, but I prefer my nature wild, not behind Plexiglas. Sadly, not everyone agrees. In early October, the U.S. Government’s export promotion agency, Export-Import Bank,...

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Victory in the Arctic!

Blog Post | September 20, 2012 | Alex Levinson
Today is a good day: Shell announced that it is cancelling its 2012 Arctic drilling program!  From asking to exceed air pollution limits to a damaged oil spill containment...

Lawsuit Launched for U.S. Energy Subsidy in Great Barrier Reef

Press Release | August 2, 2012
Three conservation groups initiated a legal challenge today to the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s nearly $3 billion in financing for two massive fossil-fuel facilities in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Construction...

Russian Community Seeks Resettlement for Sakhalin II Project

Press Release | July 31, 2012
Today, residents living adjacent to a highly polluting liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) plant and oil and gas export terminals on Sakhalin Island, Russia, filed a complaint against Royal...