Greenland: Cairn Energy's Stena Don Oil Rig off the West Coast of Greenland, Which Was Scaled by Greenpeace Campaigners in August. They Hoped to Disrupt Exploratory Drilling, but Were Arrested 48 Hours into Their Occupation

By Dodds, Klaus | Geographical, November 2010 | Go to article overview

Greenland: Cairn Energy's Stena Don Oil Rig off the West Coast of Greenland, Which Was Scaled by Greenpeace Campaigners in August. They Hoped to Disrupt Exploratory Drilling, but Were Arrested 48 Hours into Their Occupation


Dodds, Klaus, Geographical


[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

When Greenpeace activists temporarily halted work on a British-owned oil exploration rig in Baffin Bay, west of Greenland, in August, it brought to the fore the changing political and economic status of the world's largest island, and the mounting interest in the hydrocarbon potential of the Arctic Ocean. Following a report last year by the US Geological Survey, it has been estimated that a quarter of the world's undiscovered reserves of oil and gas are in the Arctic. The vast majority of this potential lies within the exclusive economic zones of the five Arctic Ocean coastal states: Canada, Denmark/ Greenland, Norway, Russia and the USA. The maritime areas off Greenland are regarded as promising and are seen as a potential source of future revenue by the island's government.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Considered to be part of the North American continent, Greenland has a surface area of more than 2.1 million square kilometres, 80 per cent of which is covered by an ice sheet that is several kilometres thick in places. It enjoys the world's lowest population density: settlement is concentrated along the ice-free coastline, especially to the west, with most of the indigenous Inuit population engaging in hunting- and fishing-based activities.

Greenland has been a colony of Denmark for the past 300 years, although it was initially claimed during the 14th century. However, in 1979, it gained a new status as an autonomous Danish dependent territory with limited rights to self-government. In 198S, it left the EEC in order to avoid the imposition of fishing restrictions. More recently, a referendum in 2008 saw the $7,000 inhabitants edge closer to future independence. In the aftermath, the island's community assumed greater autonomy and the local government was granted an increased share of revenue generated from resource exploitation, including fishing, mining and future hydrocarbon exploration.

Geopolitically, Greenland was considered to be an important strategic asset during the Cold War. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Greenland: Cairn Energy's Stena Don Oil Rig off the West Coast of Greenland, Which Was Scaled by Greenpeace Campaigners in August. They Hoped to Disrupt Exploratory Drilling, but Were Arrested 48 Hours into Their Occupation
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.