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Mayo locals bring legal challenge to Shell Corrib Gas licence

Irish Times

Residents say EPA decision on Bellanaboy is flawed and should be set aside, court hears

Four local residents have initiated a legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision granting Shell E&P Ireland an Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Licence (IPPC)for the Corrib gas refinery in Co Mayo.

The EPA granted the IPPC licence for the Bellanaboy Bridge gas terminal, a gas refinery and large combustion plant designed to process 9.9 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.

When operational, the refinery will treat gas transported via a 65km pipeline from the offshore Corrib gas field before it is discharged via a pipeline into the existing Bord Gais gas network.

In proceedings before the High Court on Friday, four residents argued the decision to grant the license is flawed and should be set aside.

The action, against the EPA and the State, has been brought by Martin and Maura Harrington, Doohoma, Ballina, and Monica Muller and Peter Sweetman, Rossport South, Ballina.

Posted Date: 
5 December 2015

People's Forum - 2015

This year the annual People's Forum considers the idea of commemoration of two important anniversaries in the context of the Shell/Corrib project in north Mayo.
A panel of illustrious speakers will address the forum after which a discussion will take place among all those who present.

28 November 2015 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Extra Judicial Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa & all the Ogoni 9

Danny Dullea - 10 November 2015, Dublin Ireland

At the Doorstep of Royal Dutch Shell Headquarters in Dublin.

Independent Irish TD’s Mick Wallace & Clare Daly with Maura Harrington

Shell to Sea Activists and AFRI commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the deaths of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine outside “Corrib House:” Shell’s Irish Headquarters in Dublin. The activists carried crosses bearing the names of each of the men executed by the corrupt Nigerian Government on 10 November 1995. Many sources believe that these executions were done at the behest of Shell. Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni people, had been actively leading successful civil society actions and demonstrations thwarting Shell’s development of oil on the land of these indigenous farmers and fishermen. Even though it hasn’t been explicitly proven that Shell ordered the killing… they did benefit from the outcome and later paid reparations to the families. (In 2009 Shell settled out of court to the tune of 15.5 million dollars to the families of the victims to avoid going to court in the USA.)

Posted Date: 
12 November 2015

Erris is Awesome - Shell is Awful

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

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