Shell consultant quits, accusing firm of ‘extreme harms’ to environment

A senior safety consultant has quit working with Shell after 11 years, accusing the fossil fuel producer of causing “extreme harms” to the environment in a bombshell public video. Caroline Dennett claimed Shell had a “disregard for climate change risks” and urged others in the oil and gas industry to “walk away while there’s still time”. The executive, who works for the independent agency Clout, ended her working relationship with Shell in an open letter to its executives and 1,400 employees. In an accompanying video, posted on LinkedIn, she said she had quit because of Shell’s “double talk on climate”. Related: Shell boss faces investor rebellion over £13.5m pay package Dennett accused the oil and gas firm of “operating beyond the design limits of our planetary systems” and “not putting environmental safety before production”. She said: “Shell’s stated safety ambition is to ‘do no harm’ – ‘Goal Zero’, they call it – and it sounds honourable but they are completely failing on it. “They know that continued oil and gas extraction cause extreme harms, to our climate, to our environment and to people and whatever they say, Shell is simply not winding down on fossil fuels.” Dennett told the Guardian...

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