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Former Shell exec John Johns threatens defamation proceedings

Nothing about Mr Johns contact with me since May 2007, using multiple aliases, including “Mr X”, until he resurfaced in the guise of being the founder of RDS Forensics, has been straightforward, but instead mired by creepy deceptive behavior on his part, completely incompatible with his claims of transparency.

Former Shell exec John Johns threatens defamation proceedings

By John Donovan

Former Royal Dutch Shell executive Mr John Johns sent me several several legal notices last week threatening defamation proceedings.  I have no intention of retracting my comments about him made on this website, which were justified.

He also demanded that I remove information from an article published on 5 May 2010 that was copied from his Royal Dutch Shell Forensics Website. The information included the following assertions by Mr Johns in relation to transparency:

“Lets be clear and transparent to help Mr Donovan and others.” read more

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In Ireland, as in the US, government is bending over backwards to Big Oil, despite safety risks

Village Magazine: June – July 2010

From Louisiana to Mayo: cometh the Candyman

MICHAEL MCCAUGHAN

US INTERIOR MINISTER, Ken Salazar, promised more rigorous regulation of oil and gas leasing last January after acknowledging that the petroleum industry called his office “the candy store” for its surrender to corporate energy interests.  “Whatever they wanted to happen, happened”, said Salazar.

The outcome of this policy became apparent in April when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing eleven people and sending a toxic plume into the ocean, the worst environmental catastrophe in US history.  President Obama promised tighter rules for future drilling.  Two weeks later, it emerged that Obama’s officials granted 27 exemptions from carrying out detailed environmental studies of oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico since the oil spill. read more

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U.S. and BP slow to accept Dutch expertise

Three days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch government offered to help.

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Shell’s Mississippi oil spill due to out-and-out negligence

DEC. 29, 1988 — Workers clean oil sludge from the Gasconade River near its confluence with the Missouri River. The men, employees of Riedel Environmental services of St. Louis, vacuumed the oil into tank trucks. (Gary Bohn/P-D)

Lessons of gulf pipeline spill found in unexpected place — the Ozarks

By Todd C. Frankel ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 06/13/2010 VIENNA, MO. — From his backyard deck, Guy Wittler only has to look at the Gasconade River running below to see something familiar in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. A massive pipeline ruptured on Wittler’s property nearly 22 years ago and spewed more than 860,000 gallons of crude oil into the Gasconade. It was the worst inland oil spill in U.S. history.

Until recently, the spill had been largely forgotten. But memories of the incident have flooded back with the gulf’s deepwater catastrophe. And parallels between the two spills, despite vast differences in size, are striking — offering possible hints of what is to come in the gulf’s still-unfolding drama. read more

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Disaster gives entire oil industry a black eye

The Spokesman-Review

June 13, 2010

For the second time in as many years, we are witnessing catastrophic failure by one of America’s mightiest industries.

The loss of life and the environmental destruction in the Gulf of Mexico has exposed a level of ineptitude that is shocking. The oil industry and the government agencies supposedly monitoring its operations have failed in every way possible to look after the most fundamental of their responsibilities: the protection of human life and the natural resources necessary for its sustenance. read more

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BP offers Barack Obama clean-up billions

From The Sunday Times

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June 13, 2010

Danny Fortson

BP is considering putting several billion dollars into a ring-fenced clean-up fund to appease American concerns over the soaring cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. read more

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Obama urged to ‘punish’ BP with $100bn action

The Independent

By Mark Leftly

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Senior US politicians are pushing President Barack Obama to seek $100bn in damages against BP for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in an attempt to kill the company.

If such an action were to be taken and won, the Ftse 100 flagbearer would almost certainly collapse into bankruptcy. Many prominent US figures would welcome this as suitable punishment for the environmental devastation off the Louisiana coast.

The news will heap further pressure on an embattled board, which meets tomorrow to decide whether to suspend dividend payments, vital to UK pension funds, as up to £1.8bn goes out to investors each quarter. read more

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