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Shell abandons Arctic because of market forces, not environmental epiphany

Why Shell Abandoned the Arctic: A Primer on Market Forces for Activists

While the laudable efforts of activists have been given credit for ending Arctic drilling, environmentalists could benefit from a better understanding of the dynamics at play. Attributing Shell’s decision to cease its drilling operations in the Arctic to environmental protest is an undeniably compelling narrative. If only a handful of passionate kayaktavists could stop Shell from drilling in the Arctic. The problem is that it is not true. It…

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The Pipe: The Story of Struggle and Controversy in Rossport Ireland

For years the small fishing and farming community of Rossport Ireland has been the center of a controversial struggle between the rights of its inhabitants and the power of large-scale fossil energy development. The recently released documentary “The Pipe” tells the story of how this small community took on Shell Oil and the Irish State in its fight to preserve a…

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Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

Musings of a Malcontent: Shell Oil is AWESOME!

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Dudes and dudettes! I know a few weeks ago I said that Exxon rocks, but seriously – Shell Oil is totally awesome! They are like…totally the best when it comes to nearly averting huge oil spills. Man, they rock so much they make Exxon’s rocking look like…

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