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Dublin Shell to Sea ask for 'Whistle Blowers'

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Last Updated: 02/03/2007 11:39
Dublin Shell to Sea ask for 'whistle blowers'
Kath Kyle
Dublin supporters of the Shell to Sea campaign have produced a leaflet asking Shell employees to become "whistle-blowers".
Dublin Shell to Sea, which is part of a loose network of supporters of the Shell to Sea campaign in north Mayo, plan to distribute the leaflet to employees at Shell's headquarters at Leeson Street in Dublin at lunchtime today.

In a statement the campaign said they are hoping to gain "information [that employees] might have in relation to Shell's future strategy and plans in Ireland."
Dublin Shell to Sea activist Caoimhe Kerins said: "The people of Erris are being attacked on a daily basis to facilitate the robbery of our natural resources by Shell. . . . Those working for Shell have a duty to help the people of Erris and the people of Ireland in their fight for justice."
Why pollute an area that's unpolluted? Willie Corduff
Over 600 people took part in a Shell to Sea national demonstration in Dublin last Saturday to highlight continued opposition to the construction of the Corrib gas pipeline and terminal in Co Mayo.
Before the protest, one of the "Rossport Five," Willie Corduff, said the local community had no option but to continue to fight against the €900 million project being built onshore in north Mayo.
"We can't let up," he said. "We have no choice. What people I think don't understand really is if Shell are going to get in there, we'd have to get out.
"We're not against the gas . . . or we're not against the work or anything else, but why don't they do it at sea? Do it clean. Why pollute an area that's unpolluted?"
In a statement, Shell E&P Ireland said the Corrib gas partners had "consistently stated that the gas is being processed onshore for safety and environmental reasons and is in line with best international practice."

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Posted Date: 
3 March 2007 - 12:27pm