Protesters file suit over development of Northstar field

On Oct. 21, environmental campaign group Greenpeace and a number of Inupiat activists from Alaska's North Slope area filed a lawsuit in the US in a bid to prevent BP Amoco PLC's planned Northstar field development.BP Amoco plans to build an artificial island 6 miles off the Alaskan coast, where drilling and production facilities would be built and linked to shore by a subsea pipeline.The protesters filed the suit against the US Minerals Management Service in a US Court of Appeal in San Francisco.Greenpeace and the Inupiat activists claim that the Northstar project lacks an adequate oil-spill plan and jeopardizes the fragile marine and coastal environment of the Arctic. A Greenpeace ...

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