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Contractor resigns from Shell with warning to staff about ‘extreme harm’ to planet


They’re ignoring all the alarms’: Contractor resigns from Shell with warning to staff about ‘extreme harm’ to planet

Caroline Dennett told Sky News that working for Shell was no longer morally compatible with her beliefs about how best to protect the planet and the people who live on it.

: Climate change correspondent : Monday 23 May 2022 15:44, UK

A safety consultant who spent more than a decade working as a contractor for Shell has publicly resigned, claiming the oil and gas company is causing “extreme harm” to the planet.

In a mass email to over a thousand Shell employees including company CEO Ben van Beurden, Caroline Dennett wrote: “The United Nations and the International Energy Agency are clear: there is no safe level of new oil and gas extraction, any new projects commit us to global overheating and an un-liveable world.

“Contrary to Shell’s public expressions around Net Zero, and as most of you will know from the inside, Shell is not winding down oil and gas, but planning to explore and extract much more.

“It pains me to end this working relationship which I have greatly valued, but I can no longer work for a company that ignores all the alarms and dismisses the risks of climate change and ecological collapse.”

Ms Dennett, whose UK based company was contracted to evaluate safety culture on projects across Shell, said she finally decided to quit after being assigned to assess two new projects under construction in Nigeria.

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