‘Oily Mary’ Cocktail for Royal Dutch Shell

Friends of the Earth Netherlands has offered “Oily Mary” cocktails, containing polluted water from the Niger Delta, to Shell shareholders who were meeting near The Hague. The stunt was designed to force the Anglo-Dutch oil multinational to clean up its act in the Niger Delta. Leaking oil pipelines make it one of the most polluted areas in the world. Shell accuses the local people of tapping the pipelines. But Friends of the Earth Netherlands say the spills are caused by poor maintenance. For years, the group has been waging campaigns to draw attention to environmental problems. Now, they are beginning to use social media too. Photo Credit: Dinner Series via Flickr.

Shell Presented with "Oily Mary" Cocktail from Niger Delta
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46 comments

Jo SICK
Jo S.about a year ago

Thanks Chris.

Denise D.
Denise D.2 years ago

I had no idea that FOE Netherlands existed (but am glad they do!!) and that they pulled this on the shareholders. Kudos to them!!! I hoped it worked! I have been boycotting Shell for years for their failure to fix their pipeline leaks in Nigeria, among other things.

Regarding the motrin ad: I also boycott everything Kelly Ripa hawks on tv and in magazines. Obviously, she cares only for the $$$ these corporations give her, and nothing for how these corps treat the planet and environment, their workers, or if these companies move out of the country to make more money off the backs of underpaid workers. Colgate toothpaste contains triclosan, which cannot be filtered out by water treatment plants, and so makes it's way into streams and lakes.

Dale O.

It is always good to raise awareness, the more the public knows about these problems, the better to protest what these companies are or are not doing to prevent oil spills.

Steve D.
Steve D.2 years ago

Why does it matter why there are leaks? If Royal Dutch Shell owns the pipeline they are responsible for repairs and security.
Stop finger pointing and solve the problems!

Ruth Ann W.
Ruth Ann W.2 years ago

What a great idea. Won't change their minds but will help others better understand the issues

Goddess Mary Oliveau
.2 years ago

They keep 110 gas fires going, polluting everything. There are leaks throughout, and the water contamination is abhorrent! I hope they enjoyed their cocktails.

Ponder/Meditate/Pray for Peace.

Mary Oliveau { hugs }

Ruth R.
Ruth R.3 years ago

Possibly very effective! Please --actions like this may need to be repeated -- probably about 8 times over a period of time.
Thanks for the info!

Ruth R.
Ruth R.3 years ago

Possibly very effective! Please --actions like this may need to be reapeated -- probably about 8 times over a period of time.
Thanks for the info!

Ruth R.
Ruth R.3 years ago

I had no idea! How did it go ?
Wonderful info!

Marie W.
Marie W.3 years ago

Taste of their own medicine!