Corporations & their agents Archives: Shell

Victory for Niger Delta Farmers: Court Rules Against Shell

By Deirdre Fulton / Common Dreams Featured Image: Alali Efanga & Chief Fidelis Oguru from Oruma, two plaintiffs in the Dutch court case against Shell. (Photo: Milieudefensie/flickr)  In a potentially precedent-setting ruling, a Dutch court said Friday that Royal Dutch Shell may be held liable for oil spills at its subsidiary in Nigeria—a win for farmers and environmentalists … Continue reading Victory for Niger Delta Farmers: Court Rules Against Shell

What do we do when mass movements fail? #sHellNO #SaveTheArctic

Here in Seattle, we’ve been participating in and supporting the #sHellNO actions against the Arctic Drilling rig, Polar Pioneer, that has been parked at the Port of Seattle for weeks. As of yesterday morning, the rig is finally on the move, heading north on it’s way to the Arctic. Two dozen kayakers were detained and … Continue reading What do we do when mass movements fail? #sHellNO #SaveTheArctic

Report-Back from #ShellNO Protest

As many of you no doubt know, the Port of Seattle is currently hosting Shell Oil Company’s enormous arctic drilling rig. In several weeks, the rig will leave Elliot Bay and be towed to the Arctic Ocean, where Shell plans to begin oil drilling operations. The chances of an oil spill occurring due to rough … Continue reading Report-Back from #ShellNO Protest

Mora County New Mexico Fracking Ban Overturned

In yet another case of corporate interests trumping environmental concerns or the ability of local communities to live with autonomy and in concert with the landbase, it is being reported that Mora County, New Mexico’s “nation’s-first ban on oil and gas drilling and fracking has been overturned by a federal judge”.  We in Deep Green … Continue reading Mora County New Mexico Fracking Ban Overturned

DIY Resistance: Find Rock Bottom

Many thanks to San Diego Free Press, who first published this article By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance The August San Diego sun was hot. I spread a white blanket on the white concrete floor of a patio behind another mental health hospital, opened the book I asked my mother to bring me – Derrick … Continue reading DIY Resistance: Find Rock Bottom

The Mother of All Anti-Fracking Tools

The first county in the United States to outlaw fracking has an idea that could give environmentalists the upper hand—and deliver a major setback to big oil. By: Jacob Baynham, Outside Magazine, June 2014 Mora County, New Mexico, a patchwork of prairie, foothills, and high peaks on the east flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, … Continue reading The Mother of All Anti-Fracking Tools

Greenpeace shuts down 74 Shell stations in UK to protest Arctic drilling

By Laurie Tuffrey / The Guardian Greenpeace activists shut down 74 Shell petrol stations in Edinburgh and London in a protest against the company’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic that saw 24 campaigners arrested on Monday. The campaigners are attempting to shut off petrol to London’s 105 Shell stations and Edinburgh’s 14. … Continue reading Greenpeace shuts down 74 Shell stations in UK to protest Arctic drilling

Shell biofuels subsidiary forced to abandon investment of sugar grown on stolen Guarani land

By Survival International A biofuels company set up by Shell in Brazil has scrapped controversial plans to source sugar cane from land stolen from an indigenous tribe after a vociferous campaign by the Indians and Survival International. The company, Raizen, was established in 2010 as a joint venture of Shell and Brazilian ethanol giant Cosan … Continue reading Shell biofuels subsidiary forced to abandon investment of sugar grown on stolen Guarani land

2008 oil spill in Niger Delta was 60 to 200 times worse than claimed by Shell

By Amnesty International A major oil spill in the Niger Delta was far worse than Shell previously admitted, according to an independent assessment obtained by Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), which exposes how the oil giant dramatically under-estimated the quantities involved. The spill in 2008, caused by a … Continue reading 2008 oil spill in Niger Delta was 60 to 200 times worse than claimed by Shell

In 2012, North Sea has been suffering oil and chemical spills more than five days a week

By Karrie Gillett / Press Association Sixty-nine oil and chemical spills in the North Sea have been reported in three months. Eighteen companies were named in a table published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The most recent incident was a gas leak at Total’s Elgin platform on 25 March. Professor Andrew Watterson, … Continue reading In 2012, North Sea has been suffering oil and chemical spills more than five days a week