Growing Coalition Calls on Shell: Don’t Drill in Canadian Sacred Headwaters!

September 11, 2007

September 11 -- Following continued efforts by Royal Dutch Shell to push its plans to explore for coal bed methane in British Columbia's Sacred Headwaters, a growing international coalition published an ad in the Financial Times calling upon the world's second largest corporation to abandon the risky project. The coalition, which includes the Dogwood Initiative, EARTHWORKS, ForestEthics, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, and Sierra Club of Canada, is part of a diverse and growing opposition to Shell's attempt to develop one of the largest, intact predator-prey ecosystems in North America.

The ad follows a joint letter from the coalition members to Shell's Board Chair Jorma Ollila, and CEO Jeroen van der Veer, in which the groups requested that Royal Dutch Shell refrain from activity in the headwaters of the Stikine, Skeena and Nass Rivers.

New Mexico Passes Precedent-Setting Landowner Protection Act

June 28, 2007

(Raton, June 27) - Members of the New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association (NMCGA) will celebrate the enactment of the nation's strongest landowner law at its Annual Mid-Year Meeting in Raton June 29. They will also release the Oil & Gas Accountability Project's "Landowner's Guide to the New Mexico Surface Owners' Protection Act" - a step-by-step handbook detailing what the law does for surface owners.

National Precedent Set by New Landowner Protection Law

May 29, 2007

(Glenwood Springs, May 29) -- Today Colorado Governor Bill Ritter will sign House Bill 1252, precedent-setting legislation that is one of the most powerful state laws in the nation in terms of protecting landowners right and the environment.

"This is a brilliant piece of legislation that gives landowners a powerful tool to negotiate with companies and it requires industry to use state-of-the-art technologies to prevent and reduce damages," said Oil & Gas Accountability Project member Jim Fitzgerald, a rancher from Bayfield, CO. "There is no other law in the nation that balances the rights of landowners to protect their land with the rights of industry to develop their oil and gas."

Chemicals Used in Oil and Natural Gas Development and Delivery in New Mexico

January 3, 2007 • Bachran Mary

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Chemicals Used In Oil and Gas Development in Colorado

November 28, 2006 • Theo Colborn

Letter to COGCC and CDPHE regarding disclosure and monitoring of oil and gas chemicals in Colorado

June 29, 2006 • Bruce Baizel

This letter was submitted by OGAP on behalf of five citizens organizations in Colorado. The groups believe that state agencies should be requiring disclosure of the chemicals used and monitoring of chemicals and wastes released by the oil and gas industry in Colorado.

Overview of Drilling, Completion, and Production; and Potential Contamination Issues

November 3, 2005 • Jim Heneghan, P.E.

Exploration, Production and Underground Wastes: Presentation 1

Natural Gas Development: A Public Health Concern

November 3, 2005 • Theo Colborn, Ph.D.

Introduction to Environmental Health: Presentation 2.