Ms. Anca Landwer: leave Italy alone!
Go drill Texas!
Go drill Texas!
Aleanna Resources is a mysteriously owned company that wants to drill Italy - in Basilicata and in Veneto - bullying around and without seeking any imput from local residents.
They think they can come in from Texas or Delaware or Canada - no one really knows exactly where they are based - and do as they please destroying our country.
Quite ironically one of their Italian leases is called Bugie, "lies".
They want to drill about 1500 square kilometers between Reggio Emilia, Modena, Ferrara, Padova, Forli', Cesena, Bologna and further south in Matera - historical, agricultural or touristic locations that have nothing to do with oil.
And, pray who are these people from Aleanna Resources, that don't have a face, a voice?
According to the Italian Ministry of Economic Activity, Aleanna Resources is headquartered in Italy in the legal offices of Mr. Emanuele Turco, in Viale G. Rossini, 9 00198 Rome. A lawyer.
They also have legal offices in Delaware and Matera, Italy.
From their own website, where they present idillic pictures of the Italian countryside marred with their polluting oil rigs, they say that they are headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
Other websites say that Saxon Energy owns them from Canada.
In any event, from their own website, they say that value their local relationships.
How funny, because locals hate Aleanna, both in Veneto and in Basilicata. I know because I have given talks there, and Aleanna is one of the most hated enemies right now for a lot of people.
Aleanna says that they are dedicated to the safe and efficient discovery and production of oil and gas with "respect" for the environment, the law and safety of its workers and the people.
Everyone knows that is impossible. No community exists in the entire planet that is happy to live next to an oil or gas facility, that I know of at least, and I have visited quite a few of them.
From their own website, what one can learn about Aleanna Resources is that they are a "privately owned" company - by whom? - and that they claim they are uniquely positioned to take advatage of the "opportunities Italy offers" - how?
Well, we know for sure they have been intimidating small town mayors and trying to force their oil and gas propaganda to citizens, through menacing letters their lawyers have been sending to people around the country, bad mouthing journalists, and threatening local mayors.
What a nice way to show respect for locals!
And who is responsible for all this?
I'd say the CEO, right? Ultimately, it is the boss's responsability.
So, here is the head of Aleanna resources: Ms. Anca Landwer who her entire life has worked for the oil and gas industry, one of the most destructive types of industry on the planet. She worked for: Conoco, Santa Fe Snyder, Devon Energy, Landex Consulting, Kerns Petroleum and now Aleanna Resources.
She helped provide technical support and advice for drilling in Europe, West Africa, Nigeria, Congo, Ghana, Portugal, Rumania, and the Gulf of Mexico, certainly "improving" the lives of people in those places.
We have news for you Ms. Landwer: WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE. We are smarter than you think and we will not allow you to set foot in this country.
We know the way oil people operate. You will try to use all your corporate niceties and smooth talk, to try to brain wash us. We simply will not believe you and just as we have sent away ENI, and Mediterranean Oil and Gas and Po Valley, we will send you back where you belong.
Leave Italy alone. Capisc?