Shell Oil’s waterfront facility in R.I. is ‘unprepared for climate risks,’ says environmental group

An environmental group is demanding Shell Oil reveal how involved its corporate headquarters has been in managing its waterfront oil storage terminal in Providence, which the group claims is woefully unprepared for extreme weather, putting the area at risk of a toxic spill.

After an unusually wet summer that plagued Rhode Island with flooding, the Conservation Law Foundation, or CLF, filed a motion this week in US District Court in Providence, demanding that the oil and gas giant answer basic questions about “high-level involvement” of the Netherlands-based multinational corporation in its Rhode Island terminal.

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