08.04.2011 04.Nisan, 5771
A black and green battle over oil shale
Energy company and environmental groups spar over the right to derive energy from subterranean layers.
After receiving the “black award” at a green award ceremony held by Israel’s top environmental organizations two weeks ago, Israel Energy Initiatives says that criticisms of its oil shale drilling project were inaccurate, and that it is adhering to all relevant environmental protocol.
On March 22, a series of Green Globe awards were distributed by Israel’s umbrella organization for environmental groups – Life and Environment – to the organizations and people a team of judges had chosen as the best and worst contributors to the environment in the past year. The “black award” was given to the oil shale project in the Adullam region of Israel’s Judea Coastal Plain – a project of Israel Energy Initiatives (IEI), chaired by philanthropist Michael Steinhardt….