'Secret' spill plan protest

ACTIVISTS who staged two protests aboard an oil rig off the coast of Greenland say they will lodge an official complaint today with the country's parliament, calling for the release of an oil spill response plan.

Greenpeace campaigners trying to stop deep water oil drilling in Arctic waters say the operating company, Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy, and the authorities in Greenland are keeping the response plan "secret".

On Saturday, 18 activists were arrested after climbing onto the Leiv Eiriksson rig, as they tried to demand details from Cairn about how they would act in the event of an oil spill.