Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Wainwright-Alaska-27MZIFVAZDXE.htmlConceptually similarWainwright AlaskaGP04BGOCompleted★★★★Wainwright AlaskaGP04BFYCompleted★★★★Local Children in AlaskaGP04BGSCompleted★★★★Unloading Groceries in AlaskaGP04BGLCompleted★★★★Coastal Erosion in WainwrightGP04BG4Completed★★★★Coastal Erosion in WainwrightGP04BGJCompleted★★★★Coastal Erosion in WainwrightGP04BGXCompleted★★★★Shell Base in Wainwright AlaskaGP04BG0Completed★★★★Shell Base in Wainwright AlaskaGP04BG2Completed★★★★View AllGP04BG7Wainwright AlaskaAerial view of Wainwright, Alaska. The native city in the Alaskan Arctic sets to be transformed within a year. 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. Cleaning up an oil spill in Arctic waters has not been proven possible, but Shell remain confident that they will be able to clean up 95 percent of any oil spilled. Despite a legal challenge to one of the necessary permits, the Hague based company are soon expected to announce if they will continue to deploy for 2012’s open water season. The Olgoonik corporation who own the lands around Wainwright are set to benefit from revenues by leasing land to Shell, but how the native community will benefit and be affected is still yet to be confirmed.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Chukchi Sea-North America-United States of America-WainwrightDate:15 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5525px X 3683pxRestrictions: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:Aerial view-Cities-Cityscapes-Coastal Plains-Coastlines-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-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.