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Shell’s weekly profits = €375 million. Cost to send Shell to Sea = €360 million which can be completely written off against the 1992 tax deal. Norway's 'Oil Fund' = €52,000 pension fund per person. Norway's gain is Ireland's shame!

Breaking News:

ROSSPORT IS NOT FOR SALE: RPS tries to sell and divide local community article

Shell To Sea statement 3rd Oct 07: read full statement
Dolphins again in Broadhaven Bay ...see pics

Recent News:

EPA licence decision on IPPC delayed until 28th November 2007
"There could hardly be a clearer example of project-splitting. Approval to operate the proposed refinery is being considered even in the absence of any agreed pipeline to supply the refinery and in the absence of any consent for such a pipeline. " ... Read more
Eamon Ryan on Marian Finucane show 23rd Sep. 07 ... listen here (time line 1hr:30)
Shell pipeline letters handed back to RPS ... read first hand account
Shell To Sea Press Release 24/09/07 - Pipeline routes
Read full statement

Locals hand in 60+ letters to RPS, Shell's consultants, rejecting the proposed pipe line routes in Kilcommon Parish.

RPS shortlist 3 pipeline routes in Sruth Fada Conn bay

Sruth Fada Conn Bay:Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area

An Bord Pleanála can't consider entire pipeline, from wellhead to inshore refinery, as its remit does not extend to the foreshore.
"An Bord Pleanála has confirmed it is "aware" the entire route will be submitted to it, but its jurisdiction is confined in this case to the functional area of Mayo County Council." ...Read article

Other Recent News:

Gas distribution pipe line exploded in Germany (100bar pressure)
Read the full report & watch the video news of gas explosion

Goldman Environmental award:

Willie Corduff has won the Goldman Environmental Prize 2007 which is the world's largest prize honoring grassroots environmentalists.
Willie's profile on the Goldman Award page (Including video of Willie Corduff)
The Goldman Environmental prize

Ken Sara-Wiwa winner in 1995 : Executed over his opposition to Shell's activities in Ogoniland in the Niger delta.

Willie Corduff winner in 2007 : Jailed for 94 days because of his opposition to Shell's activities in Erris (BOgoniland).

Legal: High Court rules that Shell must pay legal costs of Corrib gas pipe line opponents estimated at €1 million

  • Counterclaims against Shell and the State are being pursued by landowners Brid McGarry and Brendan Philbin.
  • An Taisce is monitoring the EPA decision, pending appeal to Europe on grounds of breaches of EU directives.
  • The EU Parliament's Petitions Committee is pursuing a submission lodged by former Shell to Sea spokesman Dr Mark Garavan.
  • Permanent injunctions against Rossport residents dropped
  • Shell to pay costs
  • Legal questions about pipeline still in High Court

Shell faces €1m costs after ending action
Rossport Five vindicated by High Court ruling
Rossport Five's position vindicated

Shell pays out millions to settle reserves scandal: "without admitting blame"! | related story | Background to Shell reserves scandal

Monitor Mayo County Council's 'News on the Gas Terminal'

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Posted Date: 
30 September 2007 - 2:18pm