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The target for Greenpeace was nuclear testing. What the Green Movement Got Wrong, 2010
During the ’70s the Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons grew into a world-wide force. At the same time the new industry of nuclear power was growing. It was a carbon-dioxide free source of constant energy. But from the outset the industry was controversial. It was secretive. The extent of Britain’s worst nuclear accident in 1957 at Windscale in Cumbria was concealed, and subsequent leaks there and at other plants were covered up. ibid.
A partial meltdown occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant on America’s east coast. No-one died but the nuclear industry there never recovered. ibid.
India and China are investing in nuclear whether environmentalists like it or not. ibid.
Very little to do with science and ecology ... I realised that the movement I had started was being taken over by politicos. Dr Patrick Moore, co-founder and president of Greenpeace, cited Penn & Teller, Bullshit! Environmental Hysteria
These Greenpeace dudes want us to believe that GE crops will ruin other crops and harm any animal or person that eats those foods. These extremists love to use bullshit propaganda ... It’s pretty easy to protest when you’re not hungry. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s1e11: Eat This, BBC 2003
Naturally these Greenpeace nuts never let anything as insignificant as the facts get in the way of their party line. ibid.
Make it a green peace. Bill Darnell, Canadian environmentalist, at meeting of Don’t Make a Wave committee proceeding Greenpeace
The word Greenpeace had a ring to it – it conjured images of Eden; it said ecology and anti-war in two syllables; it fit easily into even a one-column headline. Robert Hunter, Warriors of the Rainbow 1979
But Shell’s engineering solution failed to reckon with one vital factor: when the environmental campaign group Greenpeace got wind of the dumping plan, they were alarmed at the precedent this would set. They chartered a ship to go out into the North Sea. Crude Britannia 3/3: The Story of North Sea Oil, BBC 2009
Greenpeace set up camp on the deserted Spar and started broadcasting their environmental message ... Greenpeace made sure pictures of their eviction were broadcast around the world. ibid.
The Oil industry was worried. If decommissioning was going to be this difficult, they’d all be in trouble. In June 1995 barges were sent to the Brent Spar to tow it 200 miles into the Atlantic. Greenpeace did their best to stop them. But the Shell team went ahead and began the three-day journey to the dumping site ... The barges towing Brent Spar were making a U-turn. On June 20th 1995 just a few miles from their objective Shell decided to back down. Greenpeace had won the campaign. It was an astonishing victory for the protesters. Shell were forced to tow the Brent Spar to a fiord in Norway. ibid.
What the hell have Greenpeace and WWF done? They are paid very good salaries and they float around the world saying, ‘We are helping the world’, but they haven’t. David Bellamy
There are many organisations out there that value credibility, but I want Greenpeace first and foremost to be a credible threat. John Passacantando, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The islanders called on Greenpeace to rescue them. John Pilger, The Coming War on China ***** ITV 2016