Nov 9, 2023

Oil giant Shell suing Greenpeace for £1.7m damages

Shell is suing Greenpeace for $2.1m in damages after environmental protesters occupied a vessel transporting one of the oil company's floating platforms earlier this year. Now court papers show it is seeking damages from Greenpeace. Greenpeace said: "The claim is one of the biggest legal threats against the Greenpeace network's ability to campaign in the organisation's more than 50-year history. The group said Shell offered to reduce its damage claim to $1.4m if Greenpeace's activists agreed not to protest again at any of Shell's oil and gas infrastructure at sea or in port. Greenpeace said it would only do so if Shell complied with a 2021 Dutch court order to cut its emissions by 45% by 2030, which Shell has appealed.

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