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U.S. Re-Examines Bush-Era Changes to Oil-Shale Leases

On Jan. 15–days before President Barack Obama took office–the Interior Department offered exclusive “lucrative benefits” to six oil-shale lease holders in a way that raised “serious concerns,” Mr. Salazar wrote in a letter to the Interior Department’s inspector general. Three of those leases are held by a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC for parcels in Colorado.

Shell oil shale leases could be rescinded says U.S. Interior Secretary?

Royal Dutch Shell holds three of the Colorado R&D leases and is currently part of an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department of former Bush Interior Secretary Gale Norton, who later accepted a job with Shell. The DOJ is investigating whether Norton, a former Colorado attorney general, gave favorable treatment to Shell in exchange for a position with the company.

Shell offshore workers died as a result of a “Touch F*** All” safety regime

LEAFLET CURRENTLY BEING GIVEN TO SHELL EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE SHELL CENTRE Shell offshore workers died as a result of Brinded’s “Touch F*** All” safety regime Published by John Donovan of royaldutchshellplc.com Oct 2009 A criminal investigation is currently underway in Scotland relating to alleged corruption allegations involving Shell and officials of the Health & Safety Executive. […]

US gives Shell green light for offshore oil drilling in the Arctic

Conservationists say the decision by the Obama administration to allow drilling in the Beaufort Sea repeats Bush era mistakes Ed Pilkington in Anchorage, Alaska guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 20 October 2009 12.52 BST Conservationists fear the decision to allow Shell to drill for offshore oil in the Arctic will threaten polar bears and endangered animals. Photograph: Hans […]

A pirate flag at Shell Centre as a warning to all who enter

EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO SHELL ETHICS CHIEF RICHARD WISEMAN: 20 OCTOBER 2009 From: John Donovan <[email protected]> Date: 20 October 2009 15:24:44 BST To: [email protected] Subject: Leaflets at Shell Centre (Revised email) Dear Mr Wiseman I understand that a Shell security guard was sent out on a mission to obtain the names of the people […]