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Esther Kiobel castigates UK and Dutch joint intervention in U.S. Supreme Court Case

Esther Kiobel of Kiobel-v-Shell fame speaking at an Amnesty International Event By John Donovan Amnesty International published an article in April 2014 revealing that the British government had intervened on the side of Royal Dutch Shell in the Kiobel-v-Shell case before the U.S. Supreme Court  and had done so after being lobbied by Shell. A related […]

Shell still No.1 on Fortune Global 500 List 2013

Rank: 1 Previous rank: 1 CEO: Peter R. Voser Employees: 87,000 Last year, Shell held the number one spot on the Fortune Global 500 list and was pushing to drill in the Arctic. This past March, the U.S. government blocked the company from drilling until it can provide a more convincing plan for exploring the […]

BP is still one big toxic mess

With a $130 billion market cap, and billions of dollars in unknown liabilities, BP is still one big toxic mess. Why BP is not a takeover target By Cyrus Sanati: November 26, 2012: 9:35 AM ET FORTUNE — It’s one of the largest companies in the world. Could it really be a takeover target? Some […]

Farmers sue oil giant Shell over Niger Delta pollution

(CNN) — Four Nigerian farmers and the environmental group Friends of the Earth took oil giant Shell to court Thursday in the Netherlands to demand a proper cleanup and compensation for pollution in the Niger Delta. The farmers want the Anglo-Dutch multinational to “clean up the oil pollution in their fields and fishponds” and make […]

Supreme Court holds U.S. rights legacy in the balance

By Vincent Warren, Special to CNN September 27, 2012 — Updated 1834 GMT (0234 HKT) (CNN) — An argument before the Supreme Court on October 1 in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum will have enormous significance. The case concerns the torture of Ogoni leaders in Nigeria, but at stake is the future of the law under which […]

Shell settles fraud case for $150M

FROM OUR AUGUST 2004 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE CNN: Shell settles fraud case for $150M Oil company agrees to pay SEC for overstating reserves, also settles market abuse case in Britain. August 24, 2004 NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – Royal Dutch/Shell has agreed to pay about $150 million to settle charges by U.S. and British regulators that […]

Shell Oil’s multibillion dollar Arctic hoax

Shell Oil’s multibillion dollar Arctic hoax By Travis Nichols, Special to CNN August 1, 2012 — Updated 1911 GMT (0311 HKT) Editor’s note: Travis Nichols is a polar and oceans media officer with Greenpeace USA.  He collaborated with the Yes Lab and Occupy Seattle on the website and the #shellFAIL video campaign.  He is […]

Why we should look to the Arctic

By Bob Reiss, Special to CNN July 16, 2012 — Updated 1717 GMT (0117 HKT) Editor’s note: Bob Reiss, a former reporter at the Chicago Tribune, is the author of 18 books, including the just published, “The Eskimo and the Oil Man.” He can be seen this week on CNN as part of the “Erin […]

Alaska drilling: From ‘hell no!’ to … ‘OK’

By Paul Vercammen and Thom Patterson, CNN July 17, 2012 — Updated 1456 GMT (2256 HKT) Barrow, Alaska (CNN) — Edward Itta, a powerful Eskimo leader, looks out at the icy Arctic Ocean stretched out under a fuzzy orange sun that refuses to set this time of year. “This is our garden,” said the former […]

Oil: Only part of the Arctic’s massive resources

By Steve Hargreaves @CNNMoney July 17, 2012: 5:15 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — When Royal Dutch Shell sinks five wells off Alaska — slated for next month — it will be the first drilling in U.S. Arctic waters in decades. Yet it will be just the latest in a slow-moving but steady push to […]

Shell Oil ship slips anchor; incident raises questions about Arctic drilling plan

By Paul Vercammen and Chelsea J. Carter, CNN July 16, 2012 — Updated 0642 GMT (1442 HKT) (CNN) — One of the ships that Shell Oil plans to use to drill in the Arctic slipped its mooring and drifted close to one of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, the latest in a string of incidents to arise […]

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