Studio Baires

Shell's polluting shale activities in Patagonia

Shell is drilling for shale gas in one of the must beautiful and precious area’s of Argentina: Patagonia. Here lies one of the biggest shale gas reserves on the planet and thus big oil companies – like Shell – appear more and more on this ┬ápart of Argentinian soil. Which has led to a lot of commotion between the company and local inhabitants like the Mapuche tribe and the goat herder family Flores. They claim that the big energy companies are making a mess of their environment by contaminating the ground with their crude oil and chemicals.

We went to the area to verify their accusations and we found some disturbing evidence.

Peter Scheffer talked about the repo on Dutch public radio. Here’s the whole interview – in Dutch.