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  • noarctic

    Fossil Fuel Fatalism and the Untouchable 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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    Re-Wiring Shell’s Brain

    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.
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    The Arctic is Shell’s New Corporate Crisis

    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.
  • Coast Guard conducts overflight of Kulluk tow in Kiliuda Bay, Alaska

    Outrage as Obama Approves Shell’s Arctic Drilling Program

    The Obama Administration seriously undermined its chances of a positive environmental legacy yesterday by giving approval to Shell’s highly controversial Arctic drilling program.
  • Paddle in Seattle

    The “Paddle in Seattle” Against Shell

    The groundswell of local opposition against Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic continues to grow and will culminate this weekend in three days of protests and direct action.
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    Shell’s Arctic Drilling Moves Closer

    The Obama administration’s inconsistent approach to climate change was laid bare again last night after the US Interior Department reconfirmed Shell’s controversial lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska.
  • Lower-oil-price

    Crude Oil Casualties Mount

    Everywhere you look there is carnage in the oil industry as the reality of low oil prices begins to bite. From North America, to the North Sea and the Arctic, the low crude oil price is reshaping the size, shape and prospects of the industry.
  • KXL

    KXL is “like two bald men fighting over a comb”

    As the political squabbling over Keystone XL continues to dominate the political landscape in Washington, yesterday the Senate energy committee voted 13-9 in favour of a bill that would force construction of the controversial pipeline.
  • bristolbay

    Obama Bans Drilling in Bristol Bay

    As if the plummeting oil price was not bad enough, there was more bad news for the oil industry yesterday after President Obama signed a Presidential memorandum to protect the vast Bristol Bay in Alaska from future oil and gas drilling.
  • sanctions-on-russia

    Exxon Lobbying to “Water Down” Russian Sanctions

    Shell has become the latest western company to cease its activities in Russia due to sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine. The oil giant has suspended its operations with its joint venture partner Gazprom Neft to frack Russian shale oil.
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