1 Tahrcountry Musings: WWF opposes Shell’s Sakhalin II project

Friday, April 21, 2006

WWF opposes Shell’s Sakhalin II project

WWF has jumped in to the fray against Shell’s Sakhalin II project. WWf has demanded that the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) should not fund Shell's proposed construction of the largest hydrocarbon construction project in the world in Russia's Far East without improved mitigation measures. Shell’s Sakhalin II oil and gas project had earned the wrath of environmentalists right from the word go. They maintain that Shell has provided no convincing evidence that the project is not harming the 100 remaining western grey whales. At the recent meeting in Vancouver, Canada, scientists confirmed that just one extra female death per year would be likely to result in their extinction. More emaciated whales were seen last year than any year since 2001 as it suggests disruption of feeding.

Here is another example where a multinationl's avarice is endangering the wildlife.

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