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July 2010


Here's a "How to Beat the Borehole" guide with practical information & ideas for action. Join Beat the Boreholes & show solidarity with the communities on-going struggle.

Waders tie down Shell testing rig in Mayo

dscf0491_1.jpg10 people from the Rossport solidarity camp delayed Shell’s survey work for the dangerous and experimental Corrib gas pipeline yesterday.

Mayo's first street feast

Around 150 people came to Mayo's first street feast last weekend in Kilcommon Parish.


Oil industry safety record blown open

Suzanne Goldenberg - The Guardian

National Wildlife Federation says catalogue of oil industry accidents proves BP disaster in Gulf of Mexico is not a one-off

BP oil spill

A pelican covered in oil from the BP leak is cleaned in Louisiana. Photograph: Reuters

WP opposes Shell as Niall spends 100th day in jail

Andrew - Indymedia

Dublin Shell to Sea holds solidarity demonstration at Shell HQ

Dublin Shell to Sea yesterday held a demonstration in solidarity with Niall Harnett who spent his 100th day in prison for opposing Shell's experimental gas pipeline in Erris. That morning another 7 people were arrested while protesting the pipeline testing in Sruwaddacon estuary Special Protested Area.

Shell defends deep-water oil drilling, as profits soar

Sarah Arnott - The Independent

Chief emphasises 'important role' for offshore production despite BP disaster

Royal Dutch Shell mounted a spirited defence of deep-water drilling yesterday as it unveiled a 94 per cent surge in profits in its second quarter.

Latest Corrib delay exposes monumental folly of Bellanaboy plan

Western People Editorial

It is almost ten years since plans were unveiled for a gas processing facility at Bellanaboy in North Mayo.  When permission was initially sought from Mayo Co Council for the gas terminal, the promoters of the Corrib project  confidently predicted that gas would flow by late 2003.  Last week's revelations confirm that Corrib is now a decade behind its initial schedule and millions of euro over budget.

Shell's plan to construct a tunnel through Sruwaddacon Bay to house the controversial supply line from the landfall to the terminal is optimistically expected to take at least two years.  The project will be the subject of a lengthy oral hearing next month at which objectors will be able to voice their concerns about this latest effort to connect the nearly completed terminal with the actual gas field.

The problems that Shell are now encountering are the result of a series of decisions taken in the early part of the last decade by a Government that has subsequently been proven to have been, at best, incompetent and at worst, downright reckless.

Protest at Shell HQ, Leeson St, Dublin

Damien M - Indymedia

Protest at the 100th day of Niall Harnett's imprisonment. Dublin Shell to Sea have called a picket of Shell HQ to mark the 100th Day of Niall's imprisonment. Many of you who have been involved in Shell to Sea over the years, or who have visted the camp, will know Niall. Please try and attend to show your support.

Soundtrack - Who Assaulted Who?

[Insert Gore] - Mothers Against Noise

Listen to a soundtrack of incident that Niall Harnett is currently in jail for, mixed over with a Jungle track by Inset Gore

Press Release: Safety concerns prompt massive objection to Shell planning application

Issued by Shell to Sea - Wednesday, 28th July 2010

Safety concerns prompt massive objection to Shell planning application

--- While seven arrested this morning protecting Sruwaddacon ---