The Arctic Is Hot Again

The permit

*+-This week, with oil at $65, the Interior Department approved Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to to drill up to six exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea, just west of the Beaufort.

Seattle Mayor Tackles Shell’s Arctic Plans

The permit

*+-Royal Dutch Shell’s quest to return to Arctic drilling for the first time in three years could face delays after Seattle ruled that the city’s port must apply for a permit for the company to use it as a hub for drilling rigs.

Greenpeace Activists Forced Off Shell Oil Rig

The Greenpeace activists make their way back to the MV Esperanze, April 11, 2015. Photo: Greenpeace

*+-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 […]

Greenpeace Activists Board Shell’s Arctic-bound Oil Rig


*+-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 […]