Cairn Energy formally launched its summer oil drilling program off the west coast of Greenland May 24, as the environmental group Greenpeace stepped up protests of the oil company’s Arctic activity.

Scottish-based Cairn Energy PLC claims it can safely explore for oil off Greenland's western coast. Last August the company announced that drilling in the area had detected the presence of either oil or gas beneath the seafloor.

Now Greenpeace launched a campaign and forces CEO Bill Gammell to publish their Greenland oil spill response plan. Concerned citizens are invited to send a personal email right from the website.

Also in time the National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark published another oil spill sensitivity atlas for the coastal zone of Northern West Greenland covering 72º - 75º N. The report details all aspects of this pristine region which are especially vulnerable to oil spills.

Report: Environmental Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for the Northern West Greenland (72º - 75º N) Coastal Zone
Action: Write to the CEO of Cairn Energy
More: dmu.dk/en/arctic/oil/sensitivity_atlas/