Shell Oil

Farm Supporters Chain Themselves To Giant Pig At Fracking Well Site

Concerned citizens of Western Pennsylvania and friends of Lawrence County farmer Maggie Henry locked themselves to a giant paper-mache pig at the entrance to a Shell Oil Co. natural gas well site in order to protest the company’s threat to local agriculture and food safety. The newly-constructed gas well is located less than 4,000 feet from Henry’s organic pig farm.

Environmental News Round-up

Rig Runs Aground in Alaska, Reviving Fears About Arctic Drilling One of Shell Oil’s two Arctic drilling rigs is beached on an island in the Gulf of Alaska, threatening environmental damage from a fuel spill and calling into question

Vicious Circle

Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks. If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to carve up the region will accelerate. Russian

Private 'Shell Oil' Party In Seattle Orchestrated By The Yes Men

Did you catch the video of the private party hosted by Shell Oil in Seattle at the Seattle Space Needle last week? The party was to be a celebration of the impending offshore drilling operations into the Arctic, complete with a replica of the Kulluk oil rig that will be doing the drilling, and inviting the widow of the man who designed the rig to symbolically <em>tap the arctic</em> and fill her glass with some alcoholic drink pouring from the top of the miniature rig. But lo and behold the rig's pump malfunctions and spews all over the elderly widow! Epic PR Fail!

January 17, 1980 - Not A Good Day To Be A Journalist.

News for January 17, 1980. U.S. Journalists in Afghanistan and Iran were handed their walking papers and told to get on the first plane out of the country. Yugoslavia's Tito in failing health, nerves over possible Russian invasion. USSR calling up reserves as fierce resistance flares up in Kabul. Terrorist bombs go off in London. Day 75 of the U.S. Hostage Drama. UK's Thatcher recommends moving Olympics from Moscow to somewhere else. Shell Oil hikes gas prices $.05 for the second time in two weeks. Interferon is discovered and renewed calls for Legalization of Marijuana.