No More Fossils

Threat To Ocean Life

New oil and gas developments not only drive the climate crisis, but damage and degrade our seas. From dolphins and whales to sea sponges and corals, sea life is exposed to an onslaught of pollution, noise and direct destruction. It’s time for the UK Government to protect ocean life and end offshore drilling.

Oil Spills both Large and Small

Oil Spills both Large and Small

Alongside catastrophic large oil spills, smaller, routine spillages pollute the UK’s seas on a scale that can be seen from space. Often unreported, oil companies are getting away with widespread pollution of our precious marine wildlife.

© Daniel Beltrá / Greenpeace
Habitat Loss

Habitat Loss

Building rigs and pipelines directly damages wildlife on the seabed and disturbs sediments, smothering whole ecological communities. Even so-called marine protected areas are not off limits for this damaging infrastructure.

Seismic Blasting

Seismic Blasting

Seismic air gun surveys (used almost exclusively in offshore oil and gas exploration) emit an ear-splitting noise that is 100,000 times more intense than a jet engine. These blasts harm wildlife like the protected harbour porpoise, which use sound to hunt, navigate and communicate.

© Christian Åslund / Greenpeace
Toxic Drilling Lubricants

Toxic Drilling Lubricants

Lubricants or ‘drilling muds’ contain toxic chemicals like mercury and huge volumes of microplastics. Released into the sea, they’re ingested by creatures big and small, causing harm to individuals and entire food chains.

© Fred Dott / Greenpeace


Drilling is killing marine life, habitats and our chances of a sustainable future. We are united against this needless death and destruction. We’re calling for an immediate ban on all new oil and gas developments in UK seas.

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