By Mary Davey
Tuesday 07 November 2006
What is going on in Mayo is so sad. Mayo is a beautiful and an ecologically distinct area in the west of Ireland. It is sacreligious that a company with an environmental record such as Shell’s should be allowed to set up shop there. Shell do not care about the people and the environment all they care about is extracting the black gold.
The reality is Gold has a negative intrinsic value in the current economic environment. This means that the damage that it is causing to the environment is greater than the economic benefit derived from extracting and consuming it. This is particularly evident when the cost of the clean up operations that it has to employ is factored into the the cost of carrying out the projects. This cost however is on the increase and it could cost the planet.
It is people that run Shell oil not machines and ultimately they will suffer the Karmic consequences of their actions. You cannot eat money and you cannot drink oil. Amen