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A Spineless Shell of a Company: You aren’t fooling anyone

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.35.25By Jean Card: 13 August 2015

Have you heard? Royal Dutch Shell (that’s Shell oil company to most of us) is going to save the planet. It wants to stop climate change! How? Wait for it. The company is dumping its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (a former employer of mine).

What a relief, n’est-ce pas? I believe the earth’s temperature has already cooled one or two degrees since this highly-consequential decision was announced (on the Friday after a huge news day) last week. read more

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Shell’s Drilling Plans Expose Just How Unprepared The U.S. Is For A Melting Arctic

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Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 21.06.27BY NATASHA GEILING AUG 12, 2015 1:02PM

As Shell moves forward with its plans to drill in remote Arctic waters, the U.S. Coast Guard is being forced to divert resources — including a national security ship normally used for monitoring drug trafficking — to ensure that the oil and gas company sticks to its safety and environmental requirements.

“That for me is the opportunity cost,” Admiral Paul Zukunft, commandant of the Coast Guard, told Reuters in an interview last week. “It means you do less somewhere else in order to supplement activity in the Arctic.” read more

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Shell Oil ditches conservative group that fuels climate change deniers, while drilling for oil in the Arctic

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August 12, 2015 | By Joel Connelly

Royal Dutch Shell is severing its ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative groups that has worked in states to block President Obama’s Clean Power Plan to curb coal plant emissions.

Shell has cited ALEC’s stand on climate change as the reason for not renewing its membership, a decision made as its drilling rig the Polar Pioneer begins controversial drilling of exploratory wells in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea.

The oil giant joins such firms as Microsoft, AOL, Google, Facebook, Yelp, Yahoo, Occidental Petroleum and — lately — the Canadian National Railroad which have quit the Council over its climate stands. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Shell’s repaired icebreaker arrives at Arctic Ocean drilling site

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Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.35.25Asaf Shalev: August 12, 2015

A key emergency response vessel arrived at Royal Dutch Shell’s drill site in the Arctic Ocean Tuesday night, inching forward the oil giant’s plans for digging an exploratory well this summer.

With arrival of the Fennica, a leased Finnish icebreaker, final federal approval is the only hurdle remaining before Shell can expand its operation off Alaska’s northwest shore and begin drilling into the layer of oil-bearing rock, which lies some 8,000 feet below the ocean floor. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Greenpeace Protesters Could Each Face $5,000 Fines for Blocking Shell Ship

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by M. ALEX JOHNSON

Five Greenpeace protesters who tried to stop a Shell oil ship from reaching Alaska last month could be fined $5,000 apiece for interfering with safe operations, the Coast Guard told NBC News on Wednesday.

None of the protesters was identified. They have 30 days to either pay the fines or contest the civil citations before a Coast Guard hearing officer.

The enforcement action comes after 13 people lowered themselves on ropes from the St. Johns Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, on July 29 and 30 to block the icebreaker MSV Fennica from passing on its way to the Alaska coast. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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