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Alistair McGowan

Alistair McGowan, actor and comedian

"Tar sands projects are dodgy no matter how you slice it - they're environmentally, socially and economically unsustainable. I think the grilling that BP and Shell are getting over their involvement in the tar sands is well-deserved, and I hope investors keep up the pressure with a strong vote in favour of the resolutions at the AGMs this spring."

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Thom Yorke, Radiohead

Thom Yorke blogged about tar sands and our campaign on the Radiohead blog, Dead Air Space.

Go to the blog.

Caroline LucasCaroline Lucas MEP

Caroline Lucas MEP (Green)

"As the Green MEP for South East England, I fully support this campaign to give pension scheme members the power to challenge the investment decisions of corporations like BP and Shell. Tar sands developments pose a grave risk to the natural world and endanger our climate, while also threatening the traditional livelihoods and wellbeing of indigenous communities. It's crucial that people know how and where their money is being invested, and the Counting the Cost online action gives members of the public the knowledge they need to contact their pension providers to demand change."

Simon HughesSimon Hughes MP

Simon Hughes MP (Liberal Democrats)

"Tar sands are a very risky investment - financially, environmentally and socially. The resolutions ask BP and Shell to report to their investors on how they are managing these risks. Government should lead by example and be a responsible investor; for this reason it is essential that the MPs' pension fund supports these resolutions."

Zac GoldsmithZac Goldsmith

Zac Goldsmith, Conservative candidate

"More needs to be done to challenge BP and Shell over their activities in the tar sands, which have devastating environmental and social impacts. By engaging with shareholders, ShareAction's campaign is ensuring that BP and Shell are being held accountable for their investment decisions. I hope they sit up and take notice."

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Jacob Bailey