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November 2011

Tamboran U-turn on crucial submission

By: 
Damian McCarney - AngloCelt

The company planning to extract gas from West Cavan has broken its commitment to push regulators to demand chemical-free fracking, The Anglo-Celt can reveal. At a public information meeting held in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell on September 14, Mr Moorman gave assurances that the company would submit a recommendation to the State’s regulator over gas extraction, the Commission for Energy Regulation’s (CER), that chemicals should be banned from fracturing fluid.

Posted Date: 
25 November 2011

Fracking and Quaking: They're Linked

By: 
The Tyee

The next time a Canadian consumer turns up their natural gas furnace or clicks on that gas burner, he or she may have inadvertently triggered an earthquake. Or a swarm of earthquakes.

Although the Canadian Gas Association calls methane a versatile, abundant and safe fuel, its unconventional cousin, shale gas, has been shaking the ground all the way from Lancashire, England to Dallas, Texas.

Posted Date: 
25 November 2011

YouTube Video: Michael D Higgins speaking outside Shell refinery gates

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Rossport Solidarity Camp - YouTube

This is a video recorded on 6th of November 2006, when the current President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins joined campaigners outside the gates of the Shell refinery in Bellanaboy along with other Labour party colleagues. Four days later these same campaigners were being batoned off the roads by the Gardaí. Michael D Higgins begins speaking at 3:34 in the video.

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24 November 2011

The Pipe: One Set of Laws for the People of Rossport, Another for Shell Oil

By: 
Thegreenwashingblog.com

A person might want to think  twice before suggesting to a resident of Rossport, Ireland that “corporations are people“.

Posted Date: 
24 November 2011

Shell's Peat Haulage Has Begun... And Been Disrupted !

By: 
vicioushippie - Rossport Solidarity Camp - Indymedia

Shell is removing peat bog from the tunnelling compound in Aughoose and replacing it with stone and gravel from nearby quarries. The increased truck movements has not gone unchallenged.

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23 November 2011

November 10th protest outside Shell HQ

By: 
Shell to Sea

On the 10th of November, campaigners from Mayo travelled to Shell Headquarters in Dublin for the 16th Anniversary Remembrance of the judicial hanging of Ken Saro Wiwa and his fellow activists at the behest of shell.

Posted Date: 
23 November 2011

Presentation of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Letters to NUI Maynooth

By: 
Helen Fallon - NUI Maynooth

Letters From the Breadbasket

Talk by Helen Fallon, Deputy Librarian at the presentation of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Letters to NUI Maynooth on 10th November 2011

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23 November 2011

New MD for Corrib as protesters decline Oireachtas Committee invite

By: 
Áine Ryan - Mayo News

SHELL has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director of the controversial Corrib gas project as local protest groups yesterday declined an invitation to contribute to a Joint Oireachtas Committee hearing on offshore resources and their exploration.

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23 November 2011

Providence starts drilling programme off Irish coast

By: 
Thomas Molloy - Irish Independent

[Shell to Sea] Please be advised that the Irish Independent is controlled by Tony O Reilly, who also owns oil & gas exploration company Providence Resources.

PROVIDENCE Resources began drilling for oil off the Cork coast yesterday as the company kicked off the most ambitious drilling programme ever in Irish waters.

Providence and its partners plan to spend more than $500m (€369m) as they look for oil and gas in six areas off the Irish coast.

Posted Date: 
23 November 2011

3% of Ireland's coast being explored for oil

By: 
RTE

Representatives of the oil industry have told an Oireachtas committee that myths exist around the industry in Ireland.

Representatives of the oil industry have said many myths exist around the industry in Ireland.

Chairman of the Irish Offshore Operators' Association Fergus Cahill said the idea that the coast of Ireland was 'a fat goose ready to be plucked', in exploration terms, was not true nor were there queues of oil companies hoping to explore.

Posted Date: 
23 November 2011