By Siibonga Sishi
Port Edward, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africans are planning to explore the seaside oil field at the Royal Dutch Shell on Sunday, where they will endanger marine wildlife such as whales, dolphins, seals and penguins. .
South African court rules Friday https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/shell-wins-court-case-start-seismic-surveys-offshore-south-africa-2021-12-03 Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
The Wild Coast is home to some of the country’s unspoiled wildlife sanctuaries, and spectacular coastal deserts are also major tourist attractions.
At least 1,000 protesters gathered on the beach near Port Edward, a Reuters correspondent reported.
“It’s scary that they’re considering this. Look around?” There is the march of Cas Wilson, which shows the unspoiled beach. “It is unacceptable and … we will stop.”
Shell officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the company said on Friday that it had received a request for a search warrant and that it would be “significant” for South Africa’s energy security.
But an earthquake over 6,000 square miles[6,000 sq km]will kill or frighten the fish on which they depend.
“I don’t want them to have surgery here because we can’t catch fish,” said Toloza Mizobe, a 62-year-old free diver fisherman. “What are we going to eat?”
Environmentalists are urging Shell and other oil companies to suspend oil exploration. By 2050, if the existing oil reserves are burned, new ones will not be able to reach the net zero carbon, let alone new ones.
Earlier this year, Dutch court Shell ruled in her favor. He has ordered a 20% reduction in global warming by 2030, and plans to appeal the decision.
The South African Ministry of Environment was quoted by Reuters as saying in a statement late last month that “the Minister of Environment … is not obliged to review the application or decide on a seismic survey license.”
(Written by Tim Cox, by Ellen Hardcell)