Big Oil

Jon Queally, staff writer
Everything is not awesome with Lego," the Greenpeace video said. (Screenshot)
UPDATE: (8:14 PM EST): Greenpeace's sad, oil spill-themed parody aimed at Lego and Shell is back on YouTube According to The Wrap : After initially having Greenpeace's super viral “Lego Movie” parody pulled from YouTube, Warner Bros. has withdrawn its complaint and the clip has been put back up on the video site. The video, which drowns characters...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Tar sands in Alberta (Photo: Howl Arts Collective / Flickr Creative Commons)
After years of lobbying to break into European markets, Canada's tar sands oil...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A June 9 controlled burn of oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. (Photo: Coast Guard Photo/Petty Officer First Class John Masson)
A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected BP and Anadarko Petroleum's...


Furious that Arctic-trashing Shell is using kid-friendly LEGO to clean up its image - reportedly selling 16 million Shell-branded toys worth $116 million - Greenpeace has begun a campaign aimed at pressuring LEGO to end the sketchy partnership. Protests at England's Legloland, and a darkly stunning new ad in which an idyllic Arctic, huskies and all, drowns in oil.


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