Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Grocery-Store-Manager-in-Alaska-27MZIFVADICH.htmlConceptually similarChildren on Beach in WainwrightGP04BG3Completed★★★★Children on Beach in WainwrightGP04BGDCompleted★★★★City Office in Wainwright, AlaskaGP04BG6Completed★★★★Delivering Supplies in AlaskaGP04BGQCompleted★★★★Unloading Groceries in AlaskaGP04BGLCompleted★★★★Mayor Election Candidate in AlaskaGP04CRVCompleted★★★★Tent WorkGP03Q23Completed★★★★Plane to Wainwright in AlaskaGP04BGUCompleted★★★★Community Gathering in Point HopeGP046BWCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP04BGPGrocery Store Manager in AlaskaJosef Ahmaogak, manager of one of the two grocery stores in Wainwright, is convinced that the oil industry has the technology to operate in Arctic waters. Shell have shown the community presentations demonstrating their ability to drill in harsh conditions, sighting their operations in the North Sea as an example. “We have the currents and the ice and know how devastating it could be. But they have shown us the technology and it will withstand it. Nothing will happen. We are of course a bit worried but the ocean is shallow, not so deep as the Gulf of Mexico,” he says.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-North America-United States of America-WainwrightDate:17 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5616px X 3744pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (email@example.com) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Computer keyboards-Computer monitors-Computer printers-Indoors-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Office buildings-Office workers-One person-Portraits-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Shell (commercial business)-Shops-SupermarketsShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.