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Unravelling the Carbon Web is a project by PLATFORM. We work to reduce the environmental and social impacts of oil corporations, to help citizens gain a say in decisions that affect them, and to support the transition to a more sustainable energy economy.

Carbon Web newsletter issue 7, 30 May 2007





The oil and gas bank - A recent report from PLATFORM uncovers the climate impacts of the Royal Bank of Scotland's identity as "The Oil & Gas Bank"

A game as old as empire - John Perkins 2004 book Confessions of an Economic Hitman became a bestseller. Now, twelve authors - tell their stories in the sequel, A Game As Old As Empire. Two chapters co-written by PLATFORM are summarised by carbon Web.

A change of culture at BP - As Tony Hayward stepped up to become Chief Executive of BP, media attention focused on Browne's dramatic departure. But what does the Hayward era promise?




Iraq oil law in the balance - In many respects, the draft law is as bad or worse than expected. Not only does it allow contracts of up to 30 years with foreign companies, it sets no minimum limit on Iraqi participation.

Take action on Iraq - Ask your MP to sign Early Day Motion 1180




Nigerian elections fuel spiralling chaos - EU observers condemn election, armed groups step-up kidnappings.

Delays mount in kazakhstan - Kazakhstan's troubled Kashagan oil development delayed by a further three years.

Victory in the pipeline - Irish Shell campaigner wins Goldman Environmental prize.

Pressure builds to end oil aid - US legislation could cut industry subsidies

Indigenous victories in Peru and Ecuador - Ecuador's government proposes to keep rainforest oil in the ground. Peru government revises concessions.

OPEC gains ground - Angola joins OPEC's quota system

Shell commits to 'unconventional' oil - Shell asserts its commitment to Canadian tar-sands

Shell's failings leave 37 dead - Shell fails to perform on health and safety

Indonesian mudflow "cannot be stopped" - Outrage in Indonesia as toxic mud is still flowing from a gas well.

Exxon to face justice - Human rights victims from Aceh, Indonesia seek redress in the US courts.

Wales pipeline - _he fight continues against national grid's high pressure pipeline in South Wales.

Chad oilworkers renew strikes - Chad oilworkers demand better pay and conditions.

Art not oil - Call for submissions

A Lament for the Bourbon Dolphin - North sea oilworkers pay their respects.

Notes from Gog and Magog - Thoughts on the fall.

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