Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Plane-to-Wainwright-in-Alaska-27MZIFVAD9JN.htmlConceptually similarUnloading Groceries in AlaskaGP04BGLCompleted★★★★Wainwright AlaskaGP04BG7Completed★★★★Wainwright AlaskaGP04BGOCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CQFCompleted★★★★Wainwright AlaskaGP04BFYCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CQICompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04B4MCompleted★★★★Local Children in AlaskaGP04BGSCompleted★★★★Preparing Whaling Boat in AlaskaGP04CQLCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BGUPlane to Wainwright in AlaskaPassengers sleep on the plane from Barrow to Wainright. All except city Wainright Mayor Enoch Oktollik who reads the Anchorage Daily News. “I can not use the word happy, but the corporation will benefit. They will provide support services for Shell and hire spill response teams,” says Oktollik.Oil giant Shell plan to bring a pipeline onshore outside the remote coastal community that will feed an estimated $2.4 trillion worth of oil into the existing infrastructure on land which has pumped money into Alaska since the seventies. Alaska's Arctic people now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from oil industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-North America-United States of America-WainwrightDate:15 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:4457px X 2971pxRestrictions: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:Aeroplanes-Indoors-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Medium group of people-People-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-SleepingShoot: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.