May 11, 2011
For more than five years, the people of Rossport in County Mayo, Ireland, have been fighting Shell Oil’s plans to build the Corrib Gas Pipeline directly through their farmland and coastline. This tiny community, whose residents have called it home for generations, has been torn apart through this fight, with some people siding with Shell and the development and others vowing to fight it regardless of the consequences.
In 2007, the Goldman Prize honored Willie Corduff for his courageous leadership in Rossport. He is now featured in The Pipe, a moving new film currently screening at film festivals around the world.