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Offshore oil plan could be ‘game over’ for climate

Extract from an article by Professor Richard Steiner published 25 July 2014 by The Arctic Sounder Already suffering extreme effects of climate change, drilling in the Arctic Ocean would make matters worse by adding significant industrial disturbance, including platforms, pipelines, tankers, ports, ship and air traffic, underwater noise, suspended sediment, and of course oil spills […]

Horrible business practices of Shell in the Niger Delta

FROM PROFESSOR RICK STEINER: I wanted you to have two letters sent by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) in the past few days regarding the horrible business practices of Shell in the Niger Delta… From: Richard Steiner <[email protected]> Subject: MOSOP letters re: Shell in Nigeria Date: 17 September 2013 18:47:38 […]

Preliminary critique of the Shell-IUCN Niger Delta Panel report

Attached is my preliminary critique of the Shell-IUCN Niger Delta Panel report, which was just released this week.  You can see I am very critical of the entire process, as yet anther delay tactic by Shell.  EMAIL RECEIVED FROM PROFESSOR RICHARD STEINER, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Dear John, I trust you are well.  Attached is my preliminary […]

‘Clever rascals': blast for Shell on project near whale grounds

FROM OUR SEPT 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: ‘Clever rascals': blast for Shell on project near whale grounds “In his resignation letter to the chief executive of Shell, Jeroen van der Veer, Professor Richard Steiner of the University of Alaska marine advisory programme urged other members of the scientific panel to “opt […]

Lawsuit for Release of Key Arctic Offshore Safety Data

Press Release For Immediate Release:  August 30, 2012 Contact:  Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Lawsuit for Release of Key Arctic Offshore Safety Data Testing Results for New Blowout Capping System Sought “Crucial” safety data on response to an offshore oil rig blowout in icy Arctic waters has not been released as required by law, according to […]

Shell’s Arctic drill plan has too many holes

COMPASS: Other points of view By RICK STEINER Published: July 16th, 2012 07:03 PM Last Modified: July 16th, 2012 07:03 PM After years of complaining that the environmental community, North Slope residents and the Obama administration are delaying its Arctic Ocean drilling projects, it is now apparent that Shell itself is not ready to drill. […]

Threatened Arctic Deserves Protection

Posted: 07/05/2012 5:51 pm The Arctic is one of most pristine and unique regions of our planet, but it is now in crisis from two serious threats — climate change and industrialization. As sea ice retreats, the Arctic has become the “wild wild north” — a last frontier for a failed development paradigm that has […]

PROFESSORS LETTER TO SHELL CEO PETER VOSER & SHELL ALASKA VP PETER SLAIBY

HI John and Alfred — First of all, your website is wonderful! And FYI, you may be interested in the attached letter, which I sent to Shell at the Hague and here in Anchorage tonight.  I am trying to pin them down on some commitments prior to their Arctic offshore drilling commences this summer here […]

‘Clever rascals': blast for Shell on project near whale grounds

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: ‘Clever rascals': blast for Shell on project near whale grounds “In his resignation letter to the chief executive of Shell, Jeroen van der Veer, Professor Richard Steiner of the University of Alaska marine advisory programme urged other members of the scientific panel to “opt […]

Setback for Shell as whale expert quits over Sakhalin

The Observer (UK): Setback for Shell as whale expert quits over Sakhalin ‘There is much that Shell could do to make this project safer. They know it, we all know it and the world will know it if we, as scientists, take a stand.': “Steiner’s comments will be a severe blow to Shell which, with […]