Royal Dutch Shell Environmental Pollution
New York Times: "Shell Loses Suit on Cleanup Cost" (Rocky Mountain Arsenal): 20 Dec 1988
New York Times: "Wide Impact Expected In Shell Pollution Case" (Rocky Mountain Arsenal): 21 December 1988
The Independent (front page story) Government's green agency invests millions in companies that pollute: 7 January 2003
Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute: August 2005
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: SHELL AND MOTIVA AGREE TO PAY $1.2 MILLION FINE: 25 January 2007
WWN: Shell Pays $1.2 Million Fine for Contaminating Water In New Jersey: 1 February 2007
The Guardian: Shell hires Bush's environmental adviser: 5 February 2007
New York Times: Settlement for Coral Power: 15 November 2003
Environmental Leader: Shell Sued Over Texas Refinery Emissions: 8 Jan 2008
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: Shell Chemical fined $166,530: 28 January 2008
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: Shell Chemical LP and Shell Oil Company fined $345,744 Deer Park Refinery unauthorized emissions: 2 April 2008
TheTelegraph.com: Two refiners settle with Hartford residents: 17 July 2008
The Times-Picayune: Protesters call for Shell to pay La. $362 million: 20 August 2008
Carrying signs in a driving rainstorm demanding that Shell Oil Co. "fix the coast you broke," about 25 environmental activists on Tuesday attempted to deliver a bill for $362 million to the corporation's New Orleans headquarters.
Environmental Leader: Shell Criticized for Manipulating Environmental Audit Report: 2 September 2008
Contra Costa Times: Shell pays fine for 2006 spill: 25 September 2008
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: SOUTH AFRICA: Community takes on big polluters: 26 September 2008
The Guardian: Reviled firms lead responsibility list: 28 October 2008
Seattle Times: Shell to clean up 83 gas stations in W Wash: 18 November 2008
Department of Ecology News Release: Shell-Ecology multi-site cleanup agreement is state's first: 18 November 2008
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: Shell Chemical fined $345,744: 19 November 2008
The Guardian: Shell fined £18,000 for polluting ground waters in Grimsby: 26 November 2008
Radio New Zealand "Shell fights Commerce Commission action":18 December 2008
New Zealand Herald: Watchdog says Shell Fuel ads misleading: (Front Page Story) 18 December 2008
New Zealand Herald: Watchdog says Shell fuel ads misleading: (Internet Version) 18 December 2008
New Zealand Herald: Open Letter from Shell to all New Zealanders: 18 December 2008
AlterNet: "Shell Monbiot Grills Shell Oil CEO: Is There Any Investment You Would Not Make on Ethical Grounds?: 8 Jan 2009
Environmental Protection Agency: Shell to Pay $1 Million Penalty, Enhance Pollution Controls for Clean Water Act Violations in Puerto Rico: 12 January 2009
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: Chevron Phillips fined $168,416 and Shell Chemical fined $166,530: 28 January 2009
TheTelegraph.com: Shell to check for benzene: 20 February 2009
(Groundwater contamination: "A total of 8,400 gallons of benzene leaked from an underground pipeline that was used by Wood River Refinery while it was owned and operated by Shell Oil Co.")
New York Times: Supreme Court considers who gets the tab for toxic cleanups: 24 February 2009
Environmental impact of Oil Sands Extraction
Daily Express: ENERGY FIRMS THREATEN POOR - OXFAM: 6 October 2008
United States Environmental Protection Agency: Shell to Pay $1 Million Penalty, Enhance Pollution Controls for Clean Water Act Violations in Puerto Rico: 12 January 2009
(Related Article: Washington Post: Obama compares oil sands to coal: 17 February 2009)
Convenience Store News: Ethanol Lawsuit Proceeds against Oil Companies: 4 March 2009
Daily Express Dirty Dozen List Most Energy-Inefficient London buildings: Shell Centre at No 5: 11 March 2009
FT: Emissions disclosure study puts Shell bottom of the big oil class: 16 March 2009
RPT-Shell agrees to settle TX refinery pollution suit: 23 April 2009
Houston Chronicle: Shell will pay millions to settle air pollution suit: 23 April 2009
New York Times: Shell Settles Air Pollution Suit: 23 April 2009
The Dallas Morning News: EPA echoes activists in challenging Texas' air pollution permits, practices, commission: 23 June 2009
Public interest groups have sued Texas companies under the federal Clean Air Act to force pollution cuts that neither the state nor the EPA had achieved. In one such case, Environment Texas and the Sierra Club sued Shell's massive refinery and chemical complex in Deer Park, near Houston, in early 2008.
Despite Shell's state permits, the environmental groups found more than 1,000 occasions from 2003-06 when emissions exceeded hourly limits, which are meant to protect the public from acute, short-term harm.
On three dates, records showed, Shell emitted more toxic compounds in a single day than its permits allowed in an entire year.
EPA cites Shell Yubacoa for second water pollution violation: 8 Sept 2009
The federal environmental regulator’s latest complaint against the firm followed a $1.025 million fine that Shell Chemical Yabucoa paid in May for similar violations. EPA said that fine stemmed from a Dec. 31, 2008, report indicated that two or three of Shell Chemical Yubacoa’s diffuser ports were blocked by sand.
Forbes: Shell refineries settle with government: Associated Press, 03.31.2010, 02:40 PM EDT
ST. ROSE, La. -- Two Shell chemical companies have agreed to install $6 million in pollution reduction equipment at two petroleum refineries in Louisiana and Alabama and upgrade a terminal in Puerto Rico as part of a Clean Air Act settlement with the federal government. Shell Chemical LP and Shell Chemical Yabucoa, units of Royal Dutch Shell PLC ( RDSA - news - people ), also will pay a combined $3.3 million civil penalty to the federal government, Alabama and Louisiana.
About $193 will go to Louisiana organizations for environmental education, teacher workshops and emergency operations. The new pollution control equipment will be installed at Shell Chemical refineries in St. Rose, La., and Saraland, Ala. The settlement was announced Wednesday by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.
NASDAQ: Shell To Pay $9.5 Million In Settling Clean Air Act Allegations: Mar 31, 2010 | 3:00PM
DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) has agreed to pay $3.5 million in penalties and spend an estimated $6 million to install pollution-reduction equipments at three U.S. refineries to reduce harmful air emissions. The equipment is intended to cut output of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides by more than 1,450 tons a year at the facilities in Louisiana, Alabama and Puerto Rico. Assistant Attorney General Ignacia Moreno said the settlement is an example of businesses' effort to comply with government environmental regulations. "We will continue to work with industry to achieve compliance under the Clean Air Act to remove harmful pollution from the air we breathe," she added. -By Jodi Xu, Dow Jones Newswires; 212-416-3037; email@example.com (END) Dow Jones Newswires 03-31-101334ET Copyright (c) 2010 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Los Angeles Times: Shell refineries reach Clean Air Act settlements: By Associated Press March 31, 2010 | 12:02 p.m.
ST. ROSE, La. (AP) — Two Shell chemical companies have agreed to install $6 million in pollution reduction equipment at two petroleum refineries in Louisiana and Alabama and upgrade a terminal in Puerto Rico as part of a Clean Air Act settlement with the federal government. Shell Chemical LP and Shell Chemical Yabucoa, units of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, also will pay a combined $3.3 million civil penalty to the federal government, Alabama and Louisiana. About $193,000 will go to Louisiana organizations for environmental education, teacher workshops and emergency operations. The new pollution control equipment will be installed at Shell Chemical refineries in St. Rose, La., and Saraland, Ala. The settlement was announced Wednesday by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.