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Shell sues Greenpeace to stop Artic protests

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SHELL’S MADNESS…

Has anyone thought about the implications of a 500m exclusion zone around Shell property in Holland?
 
This would prevent Greenpeace members from entering a large proportion of the Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, from using motorways and most major roads, or from going near any of the thousands of Shell locations which cover the country, such as refineries,  filling stations, oil and gas wells and production facilities.
 
Is Shell planning to publish a map showing the thousands of no-go areas implied?  The widely used Shell road map of Holland might provide a good starting point of the area “off limits” to Greenpeace members!

The map shows the area closed to Greenpeace.

Friday, September 21, 2012 | Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012 1:57am

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC is suing Greenpeace International in Dutch court in an attempt to end protests against its plans to drill for offshore oil in the Artic Sea.

Shell wants the environmental organization fined €1 million ($1.3 million) if any of its members approach within 500 meters (yards) of any Shell property.

The suit shows Shell going on an offensive to protect its $4.5 billion investment in two projects off the coast of Alaska it says will create hundreds of jobs.

Greenpeace says Artic drilling is harmful and risky and has protested with publicity stunts around the world. The trigger for Friday’s suit was a Sept. 14 protest in which activists blocked Shell gas stations in the Netherlands by clamping gas pumps together with bike locks.

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