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Shell also had a bad day in the US courts

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 15.57.16By John Donovan

Today’s headlines about Shell’s PR debacle arising from a case in UK courts about Shell’s lying, cheating, and related environmental crimes in Nigeria, have an echo in Shell’s failed machinations in the USA courts.

Shell lawsuit against environmental groups ruled unconstitutional: LA Times

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court called Shell’s legal strategy “novel” and ruled it unconstitutional.

“As multiple accidents have already shown, Shell’s drilling plans in the Arctic are severely flawed,” Clusen said. “Shell is not equipped to handle offshore drilling in some of the world’s most treacherous waters, and we’ll continue to do all we can to stop them from endangering the precious wildlife and local fishing economies that they’re putting at risk.” read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Nigeria Oil Spill Scandal another devastating blow to Shell’s reputation

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 09.22.43By John Donovan

This selection from today’s headlines about Shell oil spills in Nigeria says it all about a company that has proved time and time again that it cannot be trusted.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Court documents expose Shell’s false claims on Nigeria oil spills

AllAfrica: Nigeria: Shell Lied About Amount, Impact of Bodo Oil Spills – Amnesty International

AllAfrica: Nigeria: Court Documents Expose Shell’s False Claims On Oil Spills

Guardian: Shell ignored internal warnings over Nigeria oil spills, documents suggest

The Independent: ‘Shell was told to replace pipeline six years before Nigeria oil spills’

BBC News: Shell ‘warned Nigeria pipeline could leak before spills’

BloombergBusinessweek: Shell Accused of Knowing Pipes Faulty Before Nigeria Spills

RT: Shell ignored ‘risk & hazard’ of Nigeria pipes, downplayed size of 2008 spills – court documents

UPI: Shell challenges Amnesty International oil spill report

London Evening Standard: Shell ‘ignored’ Nigerian oil pipeline warning’

SAHARA REPORTERS: Warnings Of Impending Pipeline Failure Ignored By Shell 2 Years Before Ogoniland Spills

EXTRACT: The court documents includes records that showed Shell’s senior management in Nigeria continued to warn the company that continued oil production in some areas were risky and posed dangers to surrounding ecosystems.


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Shell Underestimated Nigeria Oil Spills by Over 2,400%, Leaked Documents Reveal

BY AMELIA SMITH 11/13/14 AT 5:53 PM

The oil company Shell vastly underestimated the size of oil spills from its pipelines in the Niger Delta, and repeatedly ignored warnings from its own staff that the pipelines were in urgent need of maintenance, court documents exposed by human rights group Amnesty International have revealed. The failure of the company to replace the pipeline despite being told their lifespan was “non-existent or short”, eventually culminated in two devastating oil spills in 2008. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

John Donovan unmasked as a Shell Spy

By John Donovan

In July of this year I published an article pointing out my listing on zoominfo as founder, owner and Group Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

My impressive employment history has since been updated and I am now also listed as being a Senior Lawyer and Alaska Vice President for Shell, a job Ann Pickard probably thought she had secured. 

It gets better.

A new book edited by two Associate Professors from the University of Ottawa  seems to identify me as a former employee of Shell Corporate Affairs Security. In other words, a Shell spy. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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