Shell questions 'urgency' of bid to block seismic survey, says it may lose millions of dollars

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Protesters at the V&A Waterfront on 21 November.
Protesters at the V&A Waterfront on 21 November.
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Environmental and human rights organisations seeking to block oil and gas company Shell from proceeding with a seismic survey in December have failed to make a case on urgency, a high court has heard.

The Eastern Cape Division of the Makhanda High Court on Wednesday heard the case brought before it by four environmental and human rights organisations, which are seeking an interim-interdict of the seismic survey.

The urgent application was filed on Monday by environmental lawyers Cullinan & Associates on behalf of its clients, Greenpeace Africa, Natural Justice, the Border Deep Sea Angling Association, and Kei Mouth Ski Boat Club.

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