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February 2013

Shell to Sea campaigner jailed for 3 months

Ms Ní Ghraidm pleaded guilty to a Section 8 and 9 charge and refused to do community service as she felt her protest was a service to a community under siege from Shell. The Judge then sentenced Ms Ní Ghraidm to 3 months in jail.

Posted Date: 
15 February 2013

Dolphins Dying by the Thousands in Peru – Seismic Surveys by Oil Companies and Pollution Suspected

By: 
Candace Calloway Whiting - SeattlePI

 Filmmaker and author Hardy Jones and his crew had to stop counting the dead dolphins that were scattered along the Peruvian beach when the number reached 615.  The incoming tide made it impossible to continue a task that must have been heartbreaking and exhausting – yet nothing short of a relentless tide or total darkness would have gotten in the way of this man.  In a career that has stretched over 30 years, Jones has been a voice for dolphins worldwide, and has taken his message to the world through his films and book.  He battles a form

Posted Date: 
12 February 2013

Ireland commissions frontier seismic survey

By: 
Offshore Mag

 DUBLIN, Ireland – The Irish government is investigating ways of stimulating fresh exploration activity in its frontier western offshore basins.

Posted Date: 
12 February 2013

Concern Over Impact of Seismic Survey on Dublin Bay Porpoises

By: 
Afloat.ie

 #PORPOISES - The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has expressed concern over the potential impact of a 2D seismic survey on harbour porpoises in Dublin Bay.  

Posted Date: 
12 February 2013

Mystery surrounds mass dolphins deaths in Mayo

By: 
Anton McNulty - Mayo News

[Shell to Sea] One possiblity that should be investigated is whether oil and gas seismic surveys had anything to do with the dolphin deaths. Last June Norwegian fisherman Bjørnar Nicolaisen came to Kilcommon and spoke on the effects that "seismic shootings" had caused to marine life in his area.

Posted Date: 
12 February 2013

Cost of Corrib Protests- Response

By: 
William Hederman - Letter to the Irish Times

 Sir, – Tony Allwright (February 6th) blames protesters for denying the exchequer tax revenue from the Corrib Gas project. This blame is misdirected. The project has been delayed because Shell, encouraged by successive governments, believed it could save money by imposing an experimental inland refinery on an isolated rural community.

Posted Date: 
11 February 2013

Cost of Corrib protests

By: 
Tony Allwright - Letter to Irish Times

[Shell to Sea]  Please note that what Tony Allwright fails to mention is that he's a retired Shell Technical Director. He worked for Shell for 30 years including 7 years in Nigeria.

Posted Date: 
6 February 2013

Shell - Idiots at work Part 2

By: 
S2S

After 30 meters the Tunnel Boring Machine got bored

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Posted Date: 
5 February 2013

Corrib campaigners protest as Shell announce €19.6 billion profit

By: 
S2S

Today, Shell to Sea held a morning protest outside Bellanaboy refinery to highlight Shell's announcement of profits of €19.6 billion for 2012.

Brandishing signs including “Shell Destroys Communities & Environment” and “Harmful to Local Community”, members of the community blocked trucks drawing material to Shell tunneling compound at Aughoose.

Posted Date: 
2 February 2013

Activists in Mayo protest against Shell and 'obscene' €19.6bn profits

By: 
Lyndsey Telford - Irish Independent

 A GROUP of environmental activists have staged a protest against oil and gas giant Shell. 

The organisation Shell to Sea, which has overseen a long-running campaign against the global energy firm over its plans for a major gas project in Co Mayo, described it's latest profit announcement as obscene. 

Shell revealed it made €19.6bn in profits during 2012. Campaign spokesman Terence Conway said it was clear communities were being exploited for corporate interests. 

Posted Date: 
2 February 2013