Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shell Oil sues environmental organizations for speaking the truth #boycottshell

Emergency Legal Defense Fund

Dear Ray,
Shell Oil just sued the Center for Biological Diversity and 12 other environmental groups.
It seems the oil giant thinks it can intimidate us with threats so that it can push through dangerous new drilling in the fragile Arctic ecosystem.
Please stand with the Center and help us defeat this obnoxious, anti-free-speech lawsuit -- donate to our Emergency Legal Defense Fund today.
Because of this emergency, a generous Center supporter has agreed to match all donations if we can raise $50,000, so please make a special gift today if you can.
Why is Shell Oil suing the Center? Because we've stopped every offshore drilling proposal in the Arctic since 2007. Shell knows we're effective, so it's trying to take us out with its preemptive attack.
But we're not leaving. We're fighting back.
Shell's suit doesn't only seek to ensure it can drill for oil this summer. It's also trying to get us to pay Shell's legal fees. These will likely run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Shell game looks like intimidation and shutting down free speech.
Don't let Shell win. Donate today to the Center's Emergency Legal Defense Fund to save the Arctic.
This isn't the first time Shell has gone after environmentalists. It's in front of the U.S. Supreme Court right now in a suit by people whose families were tortured and even killed for blowing the whistle on the company's oil drilling in Nigeria.
Please, help us take a stand against Shell's strong-arm tactics.
We need to raise $50,000 to secure the matching pledge so we can defeat Shell's attack on the Center, free speech and the Arctic wilderness. Please donate today if you can.
Thanks in advance,
Kieran Suckling
Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity
P.S. While Shell is aggressively suing us, it's telling the Supreme Court that environmentalists should be prohibited from suing it. Don't let Shell's hypocrisy stand! Please donate to the Emergency Legal Defense Fund today.

Center for Biological Diversity
P.O. Box 710
Tucson, AZ 85702

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