Individuals and institutions from two communities have filed claims against Shell, calling on the company to clean up the devastating pollution and compensate them for its effects.
"I can no longer work for a company that ignores all the alarms and dismisses the risks of climate change and ecological collapse."
The Dutch ruling is being called a first of its kind and a big "step forward for the international climate movement."
“Shell’s 'comprehensive carbon management approach’ is yet another proof of the little interest that this polluting company has to reduce its emissions.”
“BP, Shell, and Total are still drilling us into a deeper climate emergency, and that has to stop before they can claim any credibility.”
The communities surrounding these terminals are constantly at risk of being inundated with a stew of oil and toxic materials."
Climate activists have hailed the decision as a landmark victory for climate justice.
“I hope Gov. Wolf will shut down all pipeline construction projects and have a major investigation, not only in this county but in other places where conservation districts are issuing permits.”
A landslide caused a natural gas pipeline 35 miles west of Pittsburgh to explode on Monday. It wasn't an isolated incident.
It took the company much longer to overtly tell its shareholders of the financial risk climate policy and the impacts of global warming posed to their investments.
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