June 05 2012 » » Forest Ethics Advocacy
Get the Shell out - BC residents not about to welcome new proposal
Peter Voser, Royal Dutch Shell CEO of the world’s second most profitable corporation, is eager to “pilot” fast-tracked rules for development approval to build Canada’s largest liquefied natural gas plant off the Pacific north coast to capture a narrow window of opportunity. Shell is looking to take advantage of Canada’s revamped environmental and fisheries laws. Yet Shell isn’t new to controversy around gas projects in northwest British Columbia.
Shell has forgotten that staff were met with blockades and protests when the company tried to conduct exploratory drilling for coalbed methane in the Sacred Headwaters in 2005. This led to a moratorium on Shell to stop drilling for gas at the headwaters of three major salmon rivers (Skeena, Stikine and Nass), and residents want to get them out permanently. Read more...