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- This morning under the cover of darkness, 26 Greenpeace climbers scaled the St. Johns Bridge in Portland and rappelled over the side.
- About 75 "kayaktivists" activists protested against Shell’s Arctic drilling on Saturday afternoon, holding a peaceful on-the-water rally against the company's ill-judged activities.
- The Obama Administration should put Shell out of its misery. They have wasted billions on the hunt for unburnable carbon and wreaked havoc on everything they come in contact with in their Arctic exploits.
- Shell’s comedy of errors that is its Arctic drilling campaign never ceases to amaze. You would have thought the oil giant would have learned from its disastrous attempt three years ago when one of its drilling rigs, the Kulluk, ran aground. Another one, the Noble Discoverer, had a near mishap, too.
- As much of the world is pre-occupied with the Greek financial crisis, oil giant Shell is quietly carrying on with its plans to drill in the Arctic.
- If the oil giant Shell has learnt anything over the last few weeks, it is that it has few friends in its quest to drill in the Arctic.
- Yesterday at the Royal Dutch Shell AGM in The Hague, the company’s leadership was grilled with questions and concerns about its high-risk plans for offshore U.S. Arctic oil exploration, and how it will square that circle with its apparent commitment to take climate change more seriously. Interventions ranged from powerful statements and concerns from indigenous...
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- As I write, Shell’s AGM is underway in the Dutch city of the Hague, where the company is facing intense criticism about its strategy to address climate change, its highly risky Arctic drilling and its carbon-intensive tar sands operations.
- Twenty years ago, the oil giant Shell was plunged into a corporate crisis after it was internationally criticised for trying to dump the redundant Brent Spar oil platform in the North Sea and for being complicit in the murder of the acclaimed Nigerian activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
- The Obama Administration seriously undermined its chances of a positive environmental legacy yesterday by giving approval to Shell’s highly controversial Arctic drilling program.
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