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Douglas A.


P. O. Box 6603 Lincoln, NE 68506 May 23, 2013

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Mr. Rex W. Tillerson Exxon Mobil Corporation 5959 Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, Texas 75039 Re: Indigenous Americans confront Shell Oil Chairman and Board (Part 2) Dear President Obama and Mr. Tillerson, Second of two articles: May 22, 2013 ( - Indigenous communities put the heat on Shell!

“The Hague, Netherlands - Shell is a company that’s modelling its business projections on scenarios in line with a 6-degree global temperature rise, doubling its already huge tar sands developments on the traditional territory of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN), and lobbying hard to stop EU climate legislation that would discourage tar sands imports. It’s also pressing ahead with plans for offshore drilling in the Arctic (though not this summer) and deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and has a huge, messy legacy to clean up in Nigeria. “This is the third time I’ve attended Shell’s AGM,” Eriel Deranger explained, “and it feels like they’re finally starting to take notice of the serious concerns we bring forward, not only as impacted communities but as key stakeholders. Today I brought forward our concerns to Shell’s Board about current and proposed tar sands projects and the lack of adequate consultation. I sincerely hope the Board keeps its word to speak with their Canadian president to address our concerns, and potentially adjust the environmental impact assessment process. If Shell continues to move forward in project development without working directly with our community it will continue to lead toward more delays in project approvals, litigation and severe financial risk for Shell.”

cc: Secretary John F. Kerry