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Shell suspends drilling in the Sacred Headwaters

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After considerable pressure from affected communities and conservation groups, Royal Dutch Shell has announced a suspension in coalbed methane drilling in British Columbia’s Sacred Headwaters.

Native groups, local communities, tribal councils, fishermen and gamesmen came together to fight against irresponsible development in the birthplace of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine Rivers. This is a major victory for local, national and international environmental groups.

Read the original letter sent to Royal Dutch Shell last year here and learn more about coalbed methane development in the Sacred Headwaters here.

source: Dogwood Initiative via the BCEN LW list (and thanks to Pamela Zevitt for the link)

Meanwhile in Britain coalbed methane is being hailed as a new energy saviour – and by environmental groups yet!

Written by Stephen Rees

September 7, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Posted in energy, Environment

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