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Shell survey work halted

category mayo | environment | news report author Wednesday February 16, 2011 22:48author by Stop Shell Hellauthor email rossportsolidaritycamp at gmail dot com Report this post to the editors

Today Shell's survey work in Aughoose was halted as people walked on to the land and stood in front of equipment.

Shell still do not have full planning permission; they still need Ministers to sign off the Section 40 application, a Foreshore licence and an EPA waste licence. This project is not safe for the community or the environment and we will continue to protect this area. It's not too late to renegotiate the unjust deal. Stop the 540 billion oil and gas giveaway!

What you can do now:
1. Come up to the camp! If you can only come up once this year, make plans to come up soon. Ideally come as soon as you get the call out that Shell are about to start work, which will probably be within the next 2 months. Summer is the time loads of people come to resist Shell’s destructive work but this time Shell are planning to start work around March and this is the busiest time for traffic movements. If you are booking time off work, book time off in March now, there will be work to do every day in March. Ask your friends and all those you know have been involved in the campaign over the years to book time off also and make plans to come up.
2. We are getting ready to set up the new camp and need your help now, particularly with practical preparation and building work. The new camp requires people with carpentry and building skills. However if you don’t have these skills, please come because you can learn them.
3. Do a stall and leaflet your local town on Saturday 12th February. The Pipe film will be shown on television on Wednesday 9th February so lots of people will be interested in the campaign. We will have the new leaflet, stickers and posters and election questions ready for this, please email to be sent some. Let's make the gas giveaway an election issue!
4. Get in touch if you would like us to give a non-violent direct action workshop in your area, to prepare people to come up. We are holding a nvda workshop at the camp on 5-6th March, email to book your place.
5. If you cannot make it up here at the moment, please get ready to come when you get the call out that Shell are about to start work. Protests at government offices & subcontractors are other great ways of supporting the campaign, however immediately after the call out we will need you here in Mayo.

Related Link: http://www.shelltosea.com
author by Stevopublication date Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Did wonder when I first saw this as a single line story accompanied by a repeat of a previously circulated callout , if it was something upped from elsewhere by somebody trying to be helpful. I think one of my newslist stories had that happen here a couple of years back.
But no this does look like it is the first attempt by Shell to prepare for the start of work. Word went around at the end of January that fences were expected to go up imminently to rope off areas for heavier work.
So looks like things are about to start.
There is a preparatory weekend on camp detailed here
http://www.rossportsolidaritycamp.org/content/shell-pip...op-sa
which needs places booked

 
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