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Court rules environmental risks of Shell’s Arctic drilling have not been properly assessed

Shell’s hopes of drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska this summer faced a serious setback when a US federal court ruled that the full range of environmental risks had not been assessed by the government. The 9th circuit court of appeals ruled in favour of green groups and Native Alaskan…

Shell admits 207 oil spills in 2011

Terry Macalister, The Guardian STANDFIRST: Shell said in its annual report that the number of spills increased to 207 during 2011, from 195 in 2010 Shell has revealed that its global oil spill record got worse over the last year, with 207 sizeable incidents in 2011. The revelations in the…

U.S. Supreme Court tackles Nigeria-Shell rights case

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit accusing Royal Dutch Shell of human rights abuses, a case that could make corporations liable for acts of torture or genocide overseas. The plaintiffs — relatives of seven Nigerians killed by the country’s former military regime — sued…

Hackers target corporations like BP, Shell for ‘social engineering’ demonstration

Pepsi, Coca Cola, Shell, BP, Ford, Proctor & Gamble, Apple and Google just some of the corporations tricked into revealing too much information Hackers at an infamous DefCon gathering are proving that old-fashioned smooth talk rivals slick software skills when it comes to pulling off attacks on computer networks. A…

Scahill: Blackwater used shell company to defraud US government

Blackwater set up a shell company to “defraud the government” by leading it to believe it wasn’t contracting with the notorious security contractor, investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill says. “In Afghanistan, they set up this shell company, Paravant, in collaboration with mammoth war giant Raytheon, which held the prime contract” for…

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