YouTube Videos - Shell to Sea Resists Shell's Attempt to Move Tunnel Boring Machine to Rossport 31-7-2012
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Despite a mammoth security operation mounted by hundreds of Gardai and IRMS security to facilitate the transportation of a Shell tunnel boring machine from Dublin Port to Aghoos, Co Mayo. Shell to Sea activists managed to delay the convoy with three actions on its route; two lock-ons and the blocking of Bellacorrick bridge with a van. The convoy included four lorries transporting specialist tunnelling equipment bound for the Sruwaddacon estuary where one of the longest raw gas subsea tunnels in western Europe will be built to link the pipeline to the inland refinery at Bellanaboy. The TBM is 140m long and weighs almost 500 tonnes. It was built in Schwanau in Germany by Herrenknecht. The TBM is comprised of 14 sections. The front part contains the 28-tonne cutter head which will drill under Sruwaddacon Bay next year. The cutter head consists of 21 14" cutter discs, 32 scrapers and six buckets and requires two 400kw motors to turn it.http://www.indymedia.ie/article/102208
by ThePipeThe Film
Shell's Corrib pipeline tunnel boring machine 'Fionnuala' gets stuck at Glenamoy cross, 31st July 2012
Madam, - Terry Nolan of Shell's call for "real dialogue" on the Erris pipeline/refinery stand-off does not convince. He says, for example, that "the project has been through a rigorous planning and consents process". This is disingenuous: did he not notice Lorna Siggins's report in your edition of October 19th which referred to omissions from the original environmental impact statement regarding cold venting (the release of contaminated gas into the atmosphere), and explained how the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources refused to allow North Mayo residents to address it on this issue?
“We’re justified in resorting to civil disobedience when our cause is valid, we’re motivated by that cause to disobey, we’ve made reasonable efforts to use legal channels first, and we’re sensitive to the likely impact on other people. Civil disobedience is not just justified, but praiseworthy, when it helps to remedy grave injustices in our society.”
Kimberley Brownlee, associate professor in legal and moral philosophy at the Warwick University Law School