Lifeboats from an oil rig that was temporarily grounded on a small island in southern Alaska may have leaked as much as 272 gallons of diesel fuel into pristine waters along the shoreline, but that cannot be determined until a full inspection is completed, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.
Shell’s most recent 'mishap' was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it’s the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in the Arctic.
A Shell oil drilling vessel has run aground off an Alaska island during a severe storm while under tow, officials said, as environmentalists again warned against Arctic oil drilling.
In days, Nigeria's Parliament could approve a $5 billion fine against giant oil polluter Shell for a spill that devastated the lives of millions of people, and pass a law to hold all oil companies to account for polluting and plundering. This is a watershed moment, but unless we all speak out, oil giants will crush it.
Two large crude oil spills from Shell pipelines in the Niger delta four years ago have still not been cleaned up by the company despite an outcry by the UN, Amnesty International and the Nigerian government about pollution in the area.
Last month, Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) won the category for Non-Profit Organisation at the Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Awards in Johannesburg. Whatever the government decides about fracking in the Karoo, this small group of volunteers has succeeded in broadening the debate.
While Shell previously asserted that it would be able to recover 90% of any oil spilled as a result of its planned Arctic oil drilling, they are now claiming that it is impossible to make such claims.
“Fracking no, fracking never! Clean energy, now and forever!” chanted about 140 protestors from various communities in Cape Town, as they took to the street on Human Rights Day, to protest against plans that Royal Dutch Shell and other companies have to explore for shale gas in the Greater Karoo Basin.
Shell South Africa has been ordered to withdraw 'unsubstantiated' and 'misleading' claims it made in full-page advertisements in newspapers about its use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas exploration in the Karoo.
This short speech was given on Friday night in Cape Town by Lewis Gordon Pugh OIG (a.k.a. the Human Polar Bear) about the proposed fracking for gas in the Karoo, by Shell. He received a sustained standing ovation!
Indians of the Guarani tribe in Brazil have demanded that energy giant Shell stop using their ancestral land for ethanol production.
Two years too late, Shell has taken blame for the Nigerian oil spill. But saying sorry can be expensive. For Shell, having been forced to admit responsibility for one of the world's largest oil spills, flowers & chocolates won't be enough. The affected communities want more than R2.5 billion in compensation. And they'll probably get it.
In its written objection to Shell Exploration Company's application to use hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in its search for shale gas in the Karoo, Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) has called on the authorities for an immediate halt to any such plans, not only by Shell but by any other organisation seeking similar authorisation.
Earthlife Africa and anti-fracking activists are calling for a National Boycot off Shell. This countrywide boikot will start on Tuesday, 17 May and last until the Government bans all fracking or Shell withdraws its application to frack for shale gas in the Karoo. This urgent and important action will start fromt 17 May 2011 and continue until the danger of fracking in this country is halted.