New contributor A.L. Waller gives us a detailed roundup of where the parties stand in the Rossport five case. Shell, the five jailed men and the Minister for Communications Marine and Natural Resources are all dancing around each other in Mayo and the courts. At stake is an entire gas field and, some of the parties fear, local’s lives.
If you haven’t been following the story so far, this article (Energise!) is a good place to start. This one deals with the safety issues (Safety First?) and this one ( Les choses sont contre nous?) with the problems for Shell following their technical breach of the minister’s consents. Don’t worry, that last one isn’t all in French. The title means “Things are against us”.