The fearless battle of an entire region to protect our land, our beaches, our health, our traditions, our communities, our future. One by one, we have empowered the common man using the irresistible weapons of knowledge. To the oil companies that intend to destroy us, ENI, Petroceltic, MOG, Edison, Shell: let it be crystal clear.

You are not welcome here.

We will fight to the bitter end.

We shall defeat you.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shame on the Forest Oil Corporation of Denver

Unwanted by virtually all residents, the Denver based company Forest Oil has announced plans to drill a beloved tourist location in central Italy, lake Bomba.

This is an artificial lake, bordered by a dam, and is known for its recreational fishing activites, hiking, swimming, kayaking and just pure enjoyment of nature. It is a beautiful pristine place, beloved by the people.

Forest Oil intends build a desulfurization plant, a series of oil and gas wells and a vast pipeline network all around the lake. They are doing this against the will of the local people who have protested and petitioned the government to stop this insanity.

Geological reports conducted by the previous owner of the drilling lease - the oil company ENI - showed that the area is at strong risk for land subsidence and that drilling could lead to mudslides and dam failure.

We don't want this to happen. Forest Oil is not welcome here.