Activists Chained to Shell Supply Vessel Decide to Come Down

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Wash., assist Chiara D’Angelo, an activist, down from the anchor chain of Arctic Challenger in the Port of Bellingham, May 25, 2015. D’Angelo was taken back to Station Bellingham, where she was evaluated by EMS and released. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Bellingham)

*+-  Two activists who secured themselves to a Shell offshore supply vessel moored in Bellingham, Washington this weekend have both decided to come down. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that activist Chiara D’Angelo requested Coast Guard assistance down from Arctic Challener’s anchor chain at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Monday after she spent three nights suspended there. On […]

2 Activists Now Chained To Shell Support Vessel


*+-Bellingham, Washington -This photograph provided by Reese Semanko shows Chiara Rose, a environmental activist protesting arctic drilling, suspended from the anchor chain of the offshore vessel Arctic Challenger. According to a spokesman for the protesters, she climbed up the chain Friday night in protest of Shell’s plan for Arctic drilling. The Coast Guard says it has […]

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.

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 […]