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Erris is Awesome - Shell is Awful

By: 
Erris Abú - YouTube

In 2008 Shell began funding "Errris Beo" to "solely market and promote the Erris region" ... and participate in an awful Corrib Gas Project propaganda video that is now the subject of this parody :)

Posted Date: 
6 November 2015

Ogoni Nine 20th Anniversary

Remember the Ogoni Nine outside Shell HQ in Dublin

Remember the Ogoni Nine on the 20th anniversary of their murder by the Nigerian government at the behest of Shell.

Crosses remembering the Ogoni Nine in Mayo

Date: 
10 November 2015 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

You are entitled to freedom of expression – but not near the Shell Refinery in Ballinaboy!!

  
Two of the disappeared signs

In 2007 the local community opposed to Shell’s Corrib Gas Project erected 9 crosses  in memory of the Ogoni 9 and highlighting the struggle for a clean environment, proper management of natural resources and respect for our human rights  that connects the two communities.

The place was then blessed by a Nigerian clergyman and by th local Parish Priest.

A number of signs were also carefully positioned there as to not interfere with road safety or the environment but highlighting the ongoing ecological and economical  destruction, the injustices and the breaches of citizen’s rights that are happening here.

But these signs must have interfered with the conscience of some people. In an act of vandalism and censorship the signs which have been in place for years, were taken last week, coinciding with the expected of visits from dignitaries and the media which are being organised by Shell’s PR team.

Posted Date: 
13 October 2015

Shell Corrib project close to ‘first gas’ after EPA licence approval

By: 
Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

Shell E&P Ireland has said it “looks forward to delivering gas” from the Corrib project in north Mayo following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of its revised industrial emissions licence.

Two final statutory authorisations relating to the pipeline and plan of development are before Minister for Energy Alex White, who is expected to permit “start-up” of the controversial €3.6 billion project very shortly.

Posted Date: 
9 October 2015

Shell abandons Alaska Arctic drilling

By: 
Terry Macalister - The Guardian

Oil giant’s US president says hugely controversial drilling operations off Alaska will stop for ‘foreseeable future’ as drilling finds little oil and gas.

Shell has abandoned its controversial drilling operations in the Alaskan Arctic in the face of mounting opposition in what jubilant environmentalists described as “an unmitigated defeat” for big oil.

The Anglo-Dutch company had repeatedly stressed the enormous hydrocarbon potential of the far north region in public, but in private began to admit it had been surprised by the popular opposition it faced.

Posted Date: 
28 September 2015
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