Following yesterday’s ruling against Shell’s greening plans, the Association is trying to get any new government to go further with ending gas extraction
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The Wadden Association (‘Waddenvereniging’) is to put a proposal to the next Dutch government to stop all gas extraction in the area. The Association was part of the coalition that won a court case against Shell at a Hague court yesterday, forcing the multinational to bring its CO2 emissions down far more quickly than previously planned. As reported by the Omrop Fryslân.
“Whilst we’re very happy, we must also remain alert”, says the organisation. “Because even now, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate are seriously looking at developed plans to give the NAM permission to extract gas under the World Heritage Wadden Sea.”
These plans have led the Association to make an urgent plea to the (as yet unannounced) new Dutch Cabinet to stop gas extraction for good. “A sinking floor and rising sea levels is not something you want in the only natural Dutch Unesco World Heritage site.”