50 oil tankers stranded due to climate change protest


Blackleaf
-1
#1
Hundreds of left-wing protestors yesterday did what left-wing protestors are good at doing - causing misery, mayhem and unnescessary disruption to thousands of people who just want to get on with their lives.

The climate change protestors - from the group Crude Awakening (all kids who look like they've only just left public school) - barricaded the road leading to the Coryton Oil Refinery near Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, about 24 miles east of London. The protestors have accused the site of exacerbating climate change.

12 female protestors also handcuffed themselves to vehicles which had been deliberately parked to block the way for fuel tankers.

Hundreds more arrived from London and set up another blockade close to the entrance of the Shell Haven Oils Site on the same road. There were minor scuffles between protestors and cops.

The demonstration came as the lazy French took to the streets around France as part of a nationwide protest against President Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age to just 62 (in contrast, the retirement age in Britain is already 65 and the Government is being urged to raise it to 70).

50 oil tankers stranded as climate change protesters close road leading the UK's biggest oil refinery

By Daily Mail Reporter
17th October 2010
Daily Mail

Hundreds of demonstrators blockaded the road to an oil refinery and claimed they stopped 375,000 gallons of fuel from leaving the depot.

The protesters, who barricaded the road leading to the Coryton Oil Refinery near Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, said they prevented more than 50 oil tankers getting to and from the site, which they accuse of exacerbating climate change.

Police were forced to close the road after 12 female protesters handcuffed themselves to vehicles parked to deliberately block the way for fuel tankers.


Blockade: Around 500 protesters from a variety of environmental groups gathered at the Coryton oil refinery in Essex yesterday closing the road leading to it


Fancy dress: Many of the protesters wore elaborate fancy dress costumes depicting images of death as they joined the peaceful rally at the site near Stanford-le-Hope, Essex

Hundreds more demonstrators travelled from London to join the Crude Awakening protest and set up another blockade close to the entrance of the Shell Haven Oils Site on the same road.

A number of them clambered up man-made wooden tripods and many wore white boiler suits.

There were minor scuffles between officers and activists and Essex police described it as 'a peaceful protest'.

A spokesman said: 'There have been no incidents during the protest and no arrests have been made.'

The demonstration came as protesters took to streets around France as unions there announced that all 12 fuel producing refineries in the country are on strike and many depots were blocked by protesters.

Fuel levels are critical as workers took to the streets as part of a nationwide protest against President Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age to 62.

Yesterday's demonstration in Essex, which was supported by a number of action groups including Camp for Climate Action and Plane Stupid, is part of a global week of action against the fossil fuel industry.


Road closed: Local police were forced to close the road leading the refinery after 12 female protesters handcuffed themselves to vehicles parked to deliberately block the way for fuel tankers

Activist Julie Allen said: 'We've come here to the source of the problem, to put our bodies in the way of the relentless flow of oil to say "no more".

'If we're to have a hope of tackling climate change we need to find a way to get over oil. It won't happen overnight, but we can, and must move beyond oil.'

Another demonstrator, Terri Orchard, said: 'We don't have a hope of tackling climate change if we don't find a way to start moving beyond oil.


Getting noticed: The Crude Awakening protest set up another blockade close to the entrance of the Shell Haven Oils Site on the same road


Passionate: Activist Julie Allen said: 'We've come here to the source of the problem, to put our bodies in the way of the relentless flow of oil to say "no more"

'Oil companies are devastating local environments, trampling the rights of local communities, and pushing us over the edge to catastrophic climate change.

'We are here at the source of the problem, at the UK's busiest oil refinery, to stop the flow of oil to London.

'We're here to put a spanner in the works of the relentless flow of oil and to say no more. This place, this whole industry, must become a thing of the past.'

The protesters remained on the road for more than seven hours before they decided to leave, a spokeswoman for Crude Awakening said.


Getting in the way: There were minor scuffles between officers and activists and Essex police described it as 'a peaceful protest'

dailymail.co.uk
 
captain morgan
#2
How ironic.. The protesters drove their cars to the site.
 
taxslave
+1
#3  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

How ironic.. The protesters drove their cars to the site.

You wouldn't expect them to walk would you? Would you expect Al Gore or Susuki to take a commercial flight to a protest?
Not sure why governments put up with this BS. Clearly stopping anyone from earning a legal living is not acceptable. The appropriate place to protest would be outside the parliament buildings where little work is done anyway.
 
captain morgan
#4
I'm guessing that we won't see any protests targeting the agri sector, maybe preventing the local farming community from planting/harvesting crops... They rely on all of that terrible diesel to provide food stuffs for these hard working protesters.

Nope, these brainiacs aren't capable of putting 2 and 2 together, but they act like lemmings when it comes to the cause du jour
 
petros
#5
Why are these protesters wearing synthetic fabrics, petroleum based make up and plastic suits/hats?
 
captain morgan
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Why are these protesters wearing synthetic fabrics, petroleum based make up and plastic suits/hats?

It's the typical practice of these protest groups, if they were to develop even a basic understanding of how ingrained petroleum is in their everyday lives, they would be forced to give pause for thought regarding their retarded rants.

It's much easier to segregate one specific element of the issue, rail against it and pretend that the others simply do not exist, especially if those additional factors represent any form of convenience or dependency.
 
YukonJack
#7
Let us not forget that the most powerful and definitely the most despicable protester was the one who shut down deep see drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, sending thousands of innocent WORKERS (the only four letter word that his VP doesn't know) to the unemployment lines, for no other reason than that he COULD.
 
captain morgan
#8
He's regretting that train-wreck of a decision... The contracts have been re-signed with other groups in different parts of the globe, some of the rigs are moving and taking along all of the direct employment along with the indirect employment. Factor in that one of the biggest oil company in the world (among others) will be extremely reluctant to do business in the US for fear of being the whipping boy, and you'll get a taste of what the real long term cost will be.
 
mentalfloss
#9
This is almost as ridiculous as Ezra Levant's 'ethical oil'.

Unfortunately, a lot of protests have to jump over the line to sensationalism to create a point. No one would really listen to them if they were rallying outside their respective parliaments with peer-reviewed journals on hand. In the end, the dependency on oil as a resource will be reduced gradually as technology for competing solutions develop.
 
captain morgan
#10
Yeah, your right... There will be no impact at all. In fact, their oil/gas economy in the Southern States has never been stronger.

Do me a favor and will you post a youtube economic thesis that confirms this please?
 
petros
#11
Quote:

Factor in that one of the biggest oil company in the world (among others) will be extremely reluctant to do business in the US for fear of being the whipping boy,

That is why they created Talisman Energy. They never did have a good image in Nor Am
 
captain morgan
#12
Case in point, Talisman is doing more business in locations outside NA

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Unfortunately, a lot of protests have to jump over the line to sensationalism to create a point. .

So, in other words... Lie
 
petros
#13
They always have been. It is passed off as "a loving Canadian company."
 
mentalfloss
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Yeah, your right... There will be no impact at all. In fact, their oil/gas economy in the Southern States has never been stronger.

Do me a favor and will you post a youtube economic thesis that confirms this please?

What's the thesis here? That the economy doesn't suffer in this interim switch to alternate resources?
 
captain morgan
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

They always have been. It is passed off as "a loving Canadian company."


Yep, they ain't exactly without blame, but that said, you can't hold a corporate entity responsible for the actions of a national gvt.
 
Walter
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

How ironic.. The protesters drove their cars to the site.

Stupid is as stupid does. Just another bunch of flat-earth, no growth, nut jobs.
 

Similar Threads

38
Adaptation to climate change
by Tonington | Aug 27th, 2012
0
Demonstrators protest climate change
by CBC News | Dec 9th, 2007
29
Climate Change
by Gonzo | Oct 24th, 2005