Author of New Book On
Vallejo’s Mare Island LNG Battle Highlighted in New Book
Vallejo, CA – A major new book, “Riding the Dragon: Royal
The new book will be available to the general public in the United States on the Web on November 14 at www.Shellfacts.com. Vallejo for Community Planned Renewal (VCPR) will present each member of the Vallejo City Council with a bound copy of the book at the December 3 City Council meeting.
The proposed Mare Island LNG facility is detailed in Chapter 9, “Gas, Gas, Gas” under the heading, “LNG & the Golden Gate.” The Mare Island section begins with Shell’s secret negotiations with the City of Vallejo beginning in 2001 and chronicles the growing groundswell of community opposition and events leading up to the January 2003 City Council vote on the proposed project. Author Jack Doyle draws a clear and accurate conclusion about Vallejo’s LNG struggle, “The Mare Island battle is a turf fight over more than energy and the environment; it’s a fight over a community’s right to determine its future.”
“Riding the Dragon” also provides a global context for the
high stakes game
VCPR spokesperson Stephanie Gomes said, “This book should be a
wake-up call to the Vallejo City Council. It shows, in black and white,
why Vallejo should not invite
VCPR and other community groups in the San Francisco Bay Area are convening
a forum on December 12, 2002, to highlight Shell’s abuses, in locales
ranging from San Francisco Bay to remote regions of the world like Russia’s
Sakhalin Island – purportedly the supplier for some of the LNG that
would be processed at the proposed Mare Island LNG facility.
Refinery Reform Project Coordinator Denny Larson said, "The new independent research set out in 'Riding the Dragon' confirms widespread failure on the part of Shell's managers to follow their own corporate high standards in many countries that they operate. To use Shell's own phrase, millions of your neighbors around the world want to ‘Tell Shell:’ It's high time for you to start practicing what you preach.'"
Noted researcher Jack Doyle earlier authored "Taken For a Ride," a highly regarded expose of the U.S. auto industry.
WHAT: Riding the Dragon: Royal Dutch
WHEN: December 12, 7 PM
WHERE: New College of California, 766 Valencia, San Francisco
WHAT: Teleconference and Q & A.
WHEN: Nov. 14, 2002; 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.
TO PARTICIPATE: Dial 1-800/966-6338 (1-415/217-0050 for international
callers) by 1:25 p.m. EST on November 14th and ask for the "Shell
Oil" telenews event or use conference ID # 43397. A live, streaming
audio replay of the telenews event will be available as of 6 p.m. EST
on November 14, 2002 at www.hastingsgroup.com/
WHO: “Riding the Dragon” author and researcher,
Jack Doyle; Chemist and 1999 MacArthur Fellow Wilma Subra; Dr. Peter Orris,
Physician, Great Lakes Center for Occupational Safety & Health; Goldman
Environmental Prize winner, Bobby Peek, groundWork, South Africa; Denny
Larson, Refinery Reform Campaign, USA; Hilton Kelley,
CAN'T ATTEND? A live, streaming audio replay of the telenews event will
be available as of 6 p.m. EST at www.hastingsgroup.com/
CONTACT:Christine Kraly, 703/276-3258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.