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Resisting mining, oil and gas

Press releases about resistance to mining, oil and gas projects.

30 January: Verdict Expected in Court Case on Oil Giant Shell's Nigerian Oil Pollution

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, OCTOBER 11, 2012 -- For the first time in history, a Dutch court verdict is expected about the case of a European company, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell, which appeared in court today to account for damage it caused abroad, says Friends of the Earth International. [1]

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Nnimmo Bassey To Be Awarded Rafto Prize for Human Rights

Nnimmo Bassey To Be Awarded Rafto Prize for Human Rights

BERGEN (NORWAY) / LAGOS (NIGERIA), September 27, 2012 – Friends of the Earth International chair Nnimmo Bassey [1] will be the recipient of this year's Rafto Prize for Human Rights. Friends of the Earth International is proud of Nnimmo and his award.

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Key Hearing in Court Case on Oil Giant Shell's Nigerian Oil Pollution

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, OCTOBER 10, 2012 -- For the first time in history, a European company, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell, will appear in a Dutch court to account for damage it caused abroad, Friends of the Earth International announced today.

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Polluting Brazilian mining giant Vale exposed

DAVOS (SWITZERLAND) / PORTO ALEGRE (BRAZIL), 27 JANUARY 2012 -- With more than 25,000 votes, the Brazilian mining giant Vale has been crowned the 'world's worst corporation of the year' at the January 27 'Public Eye Awards' in Davos, Switzerland [1]

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New Report Memory, Truth and Justice for Heroes in the Resistance against Mining Oil and Gas

10 November 2011 – Today, on the 16th anniversary of the murder of Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa - a day of remembrance of the victims of mining, oil and gas - Friends of the Earth International releases a new report and renews its commitment to the struggle for justice for the communities who suffer the consequences of extractive industries.

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Barrick Gold clean up your act! Right to life over gold profits'

TORONTO (CANADA), April 27, 2011 – Today, during the annual general meeting (AGM) of mining company Barrick Gold in Toronto (Canada), Friends of the Earth International is supporting a loud call from communities around the world for a halt to gold mining and Barrick Gold's destructive practices. Campaigners are present at the meeting and join a protest rally outside the meeting venue.

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Shell under scrutiny for Nigerian situation again

THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS), 25 January 2011 - Oil giant Shell will again be under scrutiny for the environmental and social impacts of its Nigerian operations. Tomorrow, the Dutch parliament will hold a hearing on Shell’s activities in Nigeria. Today, Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) and Friends of the Earth International have with Amnesty International filed a joint complaint [1] with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for Shell's unjust claims that almost all oil leaks in the Niger Delta are due to sabotage.

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new research reveals that shell is the world’s most carbon intensive oil company

London, May 19 – Research by four leading environmental organisations released today to coincide with Royal Dutch Shell’s Annual General Meeting, reveals the carbon intensity of the top international oil companies. Shell is now the most carbon intensive oil company in the world based on its total resources.

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