Apr 10, 2017

Shell move 'could be in breach of international law'

Environmentalists say the plans are not detailed enough to justify the move. "The material presented by Shell cannot be clearly cross-referenced to the Ospar requirements meaning we cannot assess whether or not there is a solid case for the derogations sought." "Greenpeace UK chief scientist Dr Doug Parr said:"The plans in their current form don't allow international law to be upheld, because it's not possible for regulators to really understand what the proposition is. "We won't rule in or out taking direct action on this or frankly any other campaign because we don't talk about our campaign plans in detail in advance. What I can say is that we are going to continue to monitor and to watch and make sure international law is upheld and Shell does the right thing in doing so." "A Shell spokesman Shell said:"Shell welcomes the feedback, which has been received from stakeholders and members of the public during the 60-day public consultation period for the Brent field.

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