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Oil exploration under Arctic ice could cause ‘uncontrollable’ natural disaster

Any serious oil spill in the ice of the Arctic, the “new frontier” for oil exploration, is likely to be an uncontrollable environmental disaster despoiling vast areas of the world’s most untouched ecosystem, one of the world’s leading polar scientists has told The Independent.

By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor: Tuesday, 6 September 2011


Any serious oil spill in the ice of the Arctic, the “new frontier” for oil exploration, is likely to be an uncontrollable environmental disaster despoiling vast areas of the world’s most untouched ecosystem, one of the world’s leading polar scientists has told The Independent.

Oil from an undersea leak will not only be very hard to deal with in Arctic conditions, it will interact with the surface sea ice and become absorbed in it, and will be transported by it for as much as 1,000 miles across the ocean, according to Peter Wadhams, Professor of ocean physics at the University of Cambridge. read more

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Brazilian Indians demand Shell leave their land

Survival’s Director, Stephen Corry, said today, ‘It’s a sad irony that people buy Shell’s ethanol as an ‘ethical’ alternative to fossil fuels: there’s certainly nothing ethical about its horrendous treatment of the Guarani.

Guarani man. Shell is using sugarcane planted on Guarani land. © F. Watson/Survival

Indians of the Guarani tribe in Brazil have demanded that energy giant Shell stop using their ancestral land for ethanol production.

Ambrosio Vilhalva, a Guarani man from one of the communities affected, told Survival, ‘Shell must leave our land… the companies must stop using indigenous land. We want justice, we want our land to be mapped out and protected for us’.

Shell is united with Brazilian ethanol company Cosan, in a joint venture company called Raizen. Some of Raizen’s ethanol, sold as a biofuel, is produced from sugarcane grown on the Guarani’s ancestral land. read more

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Shell to Pay $500,000 for Pollution in Texas

The settlement was reached after Harris County accused Shell Chemical, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, of failing to notify officials about the toxic releases


HOUSTON September 6, 2011 (AP)

Shell Chemical LP has agreed to pay $500,000 to a Texas County over five different air pollution events at its Deer Park refinery.

The settlement was reached after Harris County accused Shell Chemical, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, of failing to notify officials about the toxic releases. There are two schools and many homes close to the Shell refinery in Deer Park, about 18 miles southeast of Houston.

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan says he is pleased Shell agreed under the terms of the agreement to notify officials within 24 hours of any chemical releases. The law already requires petrochemical companies to notify the county, but Shell apparently failed to do so in five events between 2008 and 2010. read more

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Warning North Sea oil platforms could be near collapse

STV News has been shown footage many platforms are severely corroded and have exceeded their intended lifespan by up to 20 years.

“All we’re waiting for is a fat hot spark to coincide with the next loss of containment and we’re away into a multi-fatality event, serious damage to the assets and probably huge environmental losses.”


05 September 2011 15:50 BST

Link to stv news report featuring comments by Bill Campbell: http://bcove.me/0u7ostns

Warning North Sea oil platforms could be near collapse

STV News has been shown footage many platforms are severely corroded and have exceeded their intended lifespan by up to 20 years.

05 September 2011 15:50 BST

STV News has been given footage which shows how close some North Sea platforms are to collapse.

It comes amid growing concerns raised by the Health and Safety executive that many companies are not maintaining the installations – most of which are now working decades beyond their intended lifespan. read more

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No Explanation Yet For Shell North Sea Oil Spill – UK Minister

SEPTEMBER 6, 2011

ABERDEEN, Scotland (Dow Jones)–There is still no clear explanation for what caused an oil leak at a Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) North Sea platform that took more than a week to stanch, U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change Minister Charles Hendry said Tuesday.

“We don’t yet understand is the full background to what happened with Gannet Alpha,” said Hendry, speaking at an industry conference here.

An investigation into the spill by is currently underway. Some 218 metric tons of oil spilled into the ocean for ten days from Aug. 10 before Shell was able to close an underwater relief valve on a leaking subsea pipeline. Around 660 tons of oil still remains trapped in the pipeline while Shell analyzes how to safely remove it. read more

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Forum on Canada’s Policy on Arctic Offshore Drilling 12-16 September

TO – Alfred Donovan
[email protected]
http://www.shellnews.net – http://royaldutchshellgroup.com

Subject – Forum on Canada’s Policy on Arctic Offshore Drilling 12-16 September

G’day, Mr.Donovan.

David Prior of EST Halifax has just cc’d me on your recent e-mails (re-pasted below).

Our group RESTCo Inc is hosting a Forum on Canada’s Policy on Arctic Offshore Drilling from 12-16 September (next week).
David will be presenting on Wednesday 14th about “An Innovative Canadian Technology for Oil Spill Clean-up”.
We’d like you to know what we are doing, and hope that you will consider a mention of this on your website and blog.
Please visit us – http://www.restco.ca/Inuvik_RT_Ottawa_Schedule.shtml read more

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MOSOP to explore whether Dutch law can provide justice for the Ogoni people

MOSOP WANTS THE TRUTH IN A DUTCH-NIGERIAN ACTIVIST TERRORIST CHARGE

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP says it is treating the case of Mr. Sunny Ofehe in The Netherlands with the basic principle of law that an accused remains innocent, until proven guilty.

In an online statement, MOSOP President /Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo said the responsibility in the dispensation of justice does not end with the accused, but that the prosecutor has obligation to discharge its duty in a transparent manner that will protect the sanctity of the Dutch Law and the diplomatic respect that The Netherlands enjoys as an openly democratic society and the host of several important international institutions, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. read more

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