Resource wars?

Another pipeline story, this time in Mayo.

LE Emer in Broadhaven Bay, June 2009 (Source: Shell to Sea)

LE Emer in Broadhaven Bay, June 2009 (Source: Shell to Sea)

At this moment, Shell are attempting to bring an undersea gas pipeline to land in Broadhaven Bay, but there is widescale opposition. This Guardian video, The price of gas, has recent images from protests in Erris, including some disturbing shots of injuries to one of the protestors, Willie Corduff. Protestors want Shell to process gas at sea rather than on land, or to use an alternative pipeline route. Shell say offshore gas processing is too expensive, and are determined to continue with the current pipeline route. Attempts at mediation have not been successful, and the dispute seems likely to continue.

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