Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Point-Hope-Peninsula-in-Alaska-27MZIFVAJCFL.htmlConceptually similarChukchi Sea in AlaskaGP04BQBCompleted★★★★Point Barrow in AlaskaGP04B2PCompleted★★★★Storm Protection in AlaskaGP04BQ8Completed★★★★Point Barrow in AlaskaGP04B2OCompleted★★★★People of Point Hope AlaskaGP04BRDCompleted★★★★Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BR1Completed★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04AX1Completed★★★★Arctic Fox in AlaskaGP04B2QCompleted★★★★★★Wainwright in AlaskaGP04BGMCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BR6Point Hope Peninsula in AlaskaThe Chukchi sea at the end of the Point Hope peninsula.Royal Dutch Shell has been granted preliminary permits to drill off Alaska's Arctic coast in 2012. The decision could pave the way for the drilling of huge reserves, but plans have been put on hold by legal challenges from the tribal government of Point Hope and a group of 12 environmental organisations. The fear of an oil spill has split the community, which must decide between economic benefits and protecting the marine environment on which it has depended for thousands of years.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Chukchi Sea-Point HopeDate:17 Sep, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5385px X 3589pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Beauty-Coastal Plains-Coastlines-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Nature-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Seagulls-SeasShoot: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.