WWF attacks Shell over Sakhalin

Impact assessment report suggests Shell downplayed environmental risks of Shakhalin II project, including possibility of Grey Whale extinction and destruction of salmon spawning areas.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill | Exxon Valdez Spill Profile

‘Exxon Valdez’ oil spill occurs after oil tanker is struck by reef; considered the most devastating human-caused environmental disaster; leak of 11 million US galons of oil; immense wildlife death toll; local fishing industry irreparably damaged; Exxon widely criticized for its slow clean-up response – $500 million in punitive damages.

Shell comes under fire for role in Sakhalin audit

US government releases emails of Shell officials downplaying the significance of Russian environmental audit of Shakhalin II energy project by persuading the Atomic Energy Authority to disperse the findings through the report to receive vital bank funding. The project’s environmental projection is dire; 1.6m tonnes of carbon dioxide; threat to endangered species and other wildlife.