*+-About 200 protesters gathered at the Port of Seattle on Monday to block access to a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig headed for the Arctic this summer to resume exploration for oil and gas reserves.
*+-The first of two Royal Dutch Shell drilling rigs slated for Arctic oil exploration arrived in Seattle on Thursday as environmental activists geared up for days of protests over plans to store the equipment at the city’s port.
*+-Here’s an animation explaining Shell’s response plans in the case of an oil spill while drilling exploratory wells in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. Shell’s Alaska program has gone to great lengths to make sure that a worst-case scenario, such as an oil spill, never takes place. But accidents do happen, and in the unlikely event that one did, Shell […]
*+-Greenpeace’s “Mosquito Fleet” in Port Angeles harbor in Puget Sound greeted the arctic-class semisubmersible drilling rig Polar Pioneer as it arrived aboard the heavy lift ship Blue Marlin on Friday 17 April 2015. Polar Pioneer from Peninsula Daily News Video News on Vimeo. Locals are protesting Shell’s arctic drilling ambitions which are set to restart […]
*+-Six Greenpeace activists have been forced off one of Shell’s Arctic-bound oil rigs in the Pacific Ocean due to weather. The six activists boarded the semi-submersible rig Polar Pioneer on April 6 as it made its way across the Pacific Ocean from Brunei Bay, Malaysia to Seattle atop the heavy lift ship Blue Marlin. The […]
*+-Six Greenpeace activists have climbed aboard a Shell oil rig as it makes its way across the Pacific Ocean bound for Seattle and ultimately the Alaskan arctic. The six activists climbed aboard the semi-submersible rig Polar Pioneer, which is loaded atop a submersible heavy lift ship. The rig was located approximately 750 miles north-west of […]