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category national | environment | news report author Friday April 18, 2008 17:47author by Lily - www.shelltosea.com Report this post to the editors

Shell announces 'new' pipeline route through Rossport

Yesterday Shell revealed the supposedly new pipeline route. However not much has changed since the Rossport 5 were imprisoned 4 years ago, except that now the Kilcommon community are more determined than ever to say 'no raw gas, refine at sea'! Support them before it's too late.
What's at stake
What's at stake

It's still an unprecedented high pressure raw gas pipeline, it still has no local community consent, the refinery is still in the wrong place, the route cuts through a number of supposedly 'protected' Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protected Areas, the disastrous effects of burning fossil fuels are clearer every year, Corrib Irish gas is owned by foreign multinationals that have 100% tax write off, people are facing prison sentences for trying to protect their community land and livelihoods...
and the Government and Gardai wonder why people will continue to protest?! When everything you treasure is threatened, you are left with no choice but to resist. There are already rumours of Compulsary Purchase Orders on the lands and more people have pledged to go to prison if necessary. Support the community in Mayo.
A Victory for Shell to Sea is a victory for the people of Ireland.
Unite to fight the raw gas pipe.
Shell to Sea!
More about the route can be found here:


author by Clarifypublication date Fri Apr 18, 2008 18:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This is from the delegation which visited Norway,

I think anyone with an ounce of sense would go for a shore-based terminal. Look at the whole history of this project, it is politically tainted. This way we would get the gas more quickly, said Deputy Higgins yesterday (Monday).

That is hardly Shell-To-Sea, it seems the campaign has two differing opinions' people who wants Shell to refine off-shore, and a "delegation of north Mayo community members" who now seems to be happy to have it refined on-shore.
Perhaps this should be clarified by the campaigners, so as we know what they are seeking!

author by shell to seapublication date Fri Apr 18, 2008 19:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The announcement of a pipeline route by Shell and Statoil signals further failure by the Corrib developers. The reality is that there is no consent for an inland refinery or any production pipeline in our community.

This proposed route announced today literally cuts through the heart of our community. It exposes not just the people of Rossport but the people of the entire parish of Kilcommon to unprecedented and unacceptable risk. We do not give our consent to this and will resist it through every legal, political and campaigning means open to us, even though this could lead to more years of unnecessary conflict.

This entire project has been the cause of untold misery, strife and unhappiness for our families and community. Our duty is to protect and defend the integrity and safety of our place and people.

This conflict can be resolved if there is a genuine willingness on the part of Shell and Statoil to reach agreement and secure real consent. The tragedy is that there has always been a better way. What we need is resolution and agreement, not the forced imposition on an unwilling community of an unwanted and unsafe project.

Related Link: http://www.shelltosea.com
author by Eamonn O'Coilea'in - Republic of Irelandpublication date Fri Apr 18, 2008 19:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The fact still remains is that pipelines are very very dangerous. As a matter of fact Production pipelines such as the one they want to put though Rossport do not have to report accidents, leaks spills and explosions. In the last 20 yrs. there have been more than 1911 incidents in Transimission pipelines , this is the same one that leaves the Bellinaboy site and goes all the way to Galway, over 300 injuries and deaths. $762,885,387 worth of property damage. Distribution pipelines that go all over the country had more than 2882 accidents, incidents, over 1816 injuries and deaths. Over $ 859,344,193 worth of property damage. ADD All those numbers up an tell me it's safe to run ( $hll says 144 bar ) unknown high pressure raw gas pipelines though your area, crossing the only 2 roads in or out.
Let the games begin. Shell do not have a hope in HELL of getting that pipeline in and connected !!!.Sea u on the Battle field ^^^.

author by culchiepublication date Sun Apr 20, 2008 09:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Sure didn't we oughter thank Shell fer creating the Biggest Building Site in Ireland.....with all those jobs offered, what matter a little pollution, leukemia, chronic illness, and potential for disaster, never mind the ruinous Health Service and crumbly infrastructure?

author by observerpublication date Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Looking at the drawing of the new pipe route in the Irish Independent drove me to despair. I blush for the technical expertise that could have offered such a contortion - plasticine model on a primary school desk. Shell Statoil Marathon and RBS do you value your reputations and are your profesionals driven to obey mad demands.

author by Annepublication date Mon Apr 21, 2008 00:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

... between friends in government and $hell ...

Relevant extract:

'...Lorin Brass presented a review of the Enterprise Oil transaction ... It was noted that development of the Corrib field may be delayed until 2004 ...

The Committee queried whether the Group had sufficiently well placed contacts with the Irish government and regulators ...

Related Link: http://www.shellnews.net/classactiondocs/403_2pdf
author by Annepublication date Mon Apr 21, 2008 01:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

the bloody thing tmrw. Sorry

author by lilypublication date Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Please don't just write on indymedia about your concerns, write to the newspapers and the Ministers:

Eamon Ryan, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Mary Coughlan, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Eamon O Cuiv, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

John Gormley, Minister for the Environment

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