Greenwash Alert: Shell To Fund Environmental Education In Jordan


A Jordanian oil shale company owned by Shell is funding university courses on the environment As a global oil and gas company, Shell has a murky history not just environmentally but politically. Yesterday we commemorated the death of environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa who was murdered for his campaigns against oil companies – and particularly Shell […]

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Canadians Fight Tar Sands, Israelis Fight Oil Shale


Rachel Jacobson shares the story behind protecting this beautiful view from “Big Oil.” Last year a small group of people accidentally discovered that Israel Energy Initiatives (IEI), backed by Rupert Murdoch, Dick Cheney and a powerful American oil conglomerate, intended to explore their land for oil shale – potentially a very destructive project. David de […]

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Israeli Black Globe Award Went to IEI for Oil Shale Agenda


The Elah Valley, which IEI hopes to use as testing grounds for oil shale extraction. The annual Israeli “Green Globe” award ceremony, hosted by the environmental umbrella organization Life and Environment, took place last Thursday where recipients included Minister of the Environment Gilad Arden.  That award ceremony is not all pats-on-the-back and positive recognition, however.  […]

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Israel’s Science & Tech Commission Denounces Oil Shale Plan


Israel Energy Initiatives has received serious opposition to its plan to extract oil from shale rock in the Adullam region. While the riots in Egypt escalate, potentially compromising Israel’s natural gas supply and casting significant doubt on the region’s energy future, a quieter battle continues to take place in Israel. On January 31, 2011 the […]

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Shale Company Responds To David de Rothschild’s Oil Shale Concerns


Responding to David de Rothschild’s concerns, IEI attempts to convince Lord Jacob Rothschild that oil shale is good for Israel. Read all about in a letter Green Prophet obtained. Following our much publicized open letter to David de Rothschild, who is in the running to become National Geographic Adventurer of 2010, Green Prophet was interviewed […]

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Is Israel’s Oil Shale Pie Big Enough To Shift Oil Politics?


Rupert Murdoch announced that Israel’s oil shale could potentially shift the international oil dynamic. A 2005 USGS survey presents a less optimistic view. With the recent announcement that Rupert Murdoch and Lord Jacob Rothschild have bought shares in Genie Oil & Gas Inc., which owns 89% of the company, Israel Energy Initiatives (IEI), granted license […]

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David de Rothschild Responds To Green Prophet’s Oil-Shale Plea


David de Rothschild responds to our open letter urging him to influence his family member to stop oil-shale exploration in Israel’s Elah Valley. He was named “Emerging Explorer” by the National Geographic Society, “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and “Climate Hero” by the United Nations Environment Programme. The founder of Adventure Ecology, […]

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Open Letter To David de Rothschild: Stop Your Family’s Oil Shale Exploration


In the next few days, a pilot project to test destructive oil shale extraction, backed with money from the Rothschilds and billionaire Robert Murdoch (who owns Fox News), is slated to begin. We call on David Rothschild to intervene on Adullam’s behalf. Dear David: We have followed your Plastiki initiative with great interest, but now […]

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