Shell’s History of “Corporate Malfeasance”

June 13, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post

Poor old Shell. Last week it was humiliated in a spoof action by Greenpeace and the Yes Men. This week its corporate reputation takes a battering in a report by the Alaska Wilderness League. The 51 page report, published as Shell gears up to start drilling in the Arctic, makes devastating reading.  It concludes that … Read More

Shell Spoof Goes Global

June 10, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Maybe in retrospect Shell should not have injuncted Greenpeace for disrupting its drilling rigs heading for the Arctic. For all it has done has made its opponents more creative in the way they will campaign against the oil giant. Late last week, there was widespread confusion across the American media, the internet, including Facebook and … Read More

Shell’s $4 Billion Arctic Lobby Campaign

May 28, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 2 Comments

In July, barring any last minute legal challenges, oil giant Shell looks set to cross the rubicon and start drilling offshore in the Arctic. Many environmentalists and indigenous communities have long fought and feared this day. Many of the veterans of the Exxon Valdez have long argued that the lessons of that disaster have still … Read More

Beware the Oil Industry’s Voldemort

April 10, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post

And so it goes on. Any regular reader of this blog will know that the good old boys at the American Petroleum Institute (API) often pluck magic figures out of the air to over-inflate the importance of the oil and gas industry to the economy. They also often distort key debates on offshore drilling and … Read More

Canada’s Top Level Collusion Over the Tar Sands

March 12, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Anyone who has been following the extensive international lobbying activities of the Canadians trying to bully tar sands onto the market, will know there has been routine high level cooperation between the Federal and Albertan governments and the oil industry. But now new documents, released under  Freedom of Information, reveal that the Federal and Alberta … Read More

Tar Sands Monitoring is “To Boost Reputation”

February 7, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Late last week the Albertan and Canadian federal governments announced a new monitoring programme for the controversial tar sands. The Canadian press are reporting this as the two governments listening to their critics and restoring badly needed credibility. The Ottawa Citizen reports this morning that it “is a positive step toward restoring Canadian credibility on … Read More

UK Arts Institutions Renew BP Sponsorship

December 19, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

There was widespread anger and dismay today from anti-oil campaigners after it was revealed that four of the Britain’s biggest cultural organisations – the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Opera House and Tate – were going to renew their sponsorship deals with BP worth £10m over five years. All four institutions have … Read More