… time and time again, additional research is needed. And yet, this unique combination of factors in Groningen still doesn’t attract a great deal of attention from scientists.
… Luckily Shell is listening.
“We have taken the petition, we will read it thoroughly. Thank you very much.”
Something is changing. More soon.
April 6th 2017: “Groninger Bodem Beweging” (GBB) visits UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
GBB is a community organization defending the interests and needs of people who suffer the consequences of gas extraction in Groningen. Derwin Schorren, vice-chairman, states: “The UNHRC closely monitors the human rights situation in each country, and they've expressed a keen interest in the situation in Groningen.”
On April 20th 2017, a court ordered the Dutch public prosecutor to initiate a criminal investigation against the NAM, as the quakes induced by gas extraction are damaging and destructive and possibly endanger lives. Though many people in Groningen filed reports with the police over the last few years, the public prosecutor had rejected these, claiming that this was more of a public debate than a case for criminal prosecution.
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