For those who may remember the “Xena Warrior Princess” series, Warrior Princesses aren’t above the law after all. Lucy Lawless (yes, that’s her real name) was sentenced to community service for trespassing to protest Arctic drilling.
Lawless turned the Pirates of the Caribbean film into “Pirates of the South Pacific” when she and several other Greenpeace protesters illegally boarded one of Shell’s drill ships in New Zealand in an attempt to stop their drilling in the Arctic.
Today in New Zealand Lawless was sentenced to 120 hours of community service and fined close to $5,000 for damages to the drill ship Noble Discoverer. Lawless had this to say outside the courtroom after her sentencing:
“We are proud to have taken part in our attempt to stop Shell’s reckless plans to drill for oil in the pristine Arctic.Since we occupied the Noble Discoverer, it has become evident to everyone watching, from the millions who have signed Greenpeace petitions to the U.S. Government now examining Shell’s plans, that it can never be safe to drill in the Arctic.”
For those wishing to watch a short news report from New Zealand it can be found here, sorry no embed code.
And according to Lawless’ twit feed this wasn’t the greatest day for her to *face the law*:
Oh well Lucy. I’m guessing “Lawless” is probably desperate for attention given her low profile over the past decade or so but maybe she should learn the facts about drilling and the jobs and domestic energy it will create, while keeping the environment safe rather than becoming the latest celebrity to fall for radical talking points. Although we must say, 77 hours as a pirate is a warrior’s dedication.
This isn’t the first time Greenpeace has tried to interrupt Shell’s drilling. Last summer they sent submersibles, drones and ice-class ships steaming towards Alaska but NOAA was notified by Congressional representatives and asked to head them off.
Crossposted at Unified Patriots