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When green peace heard of shells plans to dump brent spar in the Atlantic they immediately decided to stop it. They decided to use piracy, politics and propaganda to stop shell.

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When green peace heard of shells plans to dump brent spar in the Atlantic they immediately decided to stop it. They decided to use piracy, politics and propaganda to stop shell. The main method they used was going back to their roots and do a boarding of brent spar to stop Shell dumping the spar in the middle of the Atlantic. Green peace were hoping the public would agree with their opinion so they would have stronger grounds to stop shell dumping the spar. Before Green Peace started their campaign against Shell, Shell had never really had to deal with public opinions, now however they did, especially from Germany. ...read more.

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The Germans were very interested in this issue and even the German church was saying that what shell was doing is a sin. A lot of accusations were made at Green Peace Germany about them being 'naughty', to this they replied "If you are a political pressure group you have to be naughty" this means that because of there political status they cant do everything by the book which is a fair point. English MP's however accused Germany were just pointing the finger elsewhere to stop people realising how they were damaging the environment, obviously they denied these accusations. Meanwhile back near the spar Green Peace planned to board once again, this time by helicopter. ...read more.

Conclusion

By this time Green peace thought they had lost. They had just about given up when to their surprise shell ordered the hold of the dump of Brent Spar. Shortly after the decision had been made but before the press release John Major (PM) made a statement saying he supported shells dumping arrangement. When the press release came out it made John Major look like a fool. This was one of the many reasons he retired as head of the conservative party. Green peace had beaten the shell Giants. But at what cost? In pounds and pence it cost them �1400000 to save spar but also there science was under question. Green peace had won the single issue but they hadn't won the entire campaign. This raises the question, what's more important, a single issue or a whole campaign? Green peace Vs. Shell : Brent Spa ...read more.

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