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We Must Stop Shell Oil

We Must Stop Shell Oil Jane Fonda Activist, advocate and actress I’ve been in Vancouver for two days where I joined with Greenpeace activists, First Nations peoples, parents, grandparents, professors, students at an amazing 6-hour “Toast The Coast” rally on Jericho Beach to celebrate the pristine beauty of the Northwest coastline and to stop Big Oil […]

Shell arctic oil rig leaves Seattle, met by protesters

Shell arctic oil rig leaves Seattle, met by protesters Michael Konopasek and Travis Pittman, KING 5 News: 15 June 2015 SEATTLE – The Shell Oil arctic drilling rig Polar Pioneer headed out of Seattle Monday on its way to Alaska but not before an attempted blockade by protesters in kayaks. Greenpeace says the Coast Guard […]

Kayak protesters detained after trying to stop Shell oil rig from leaving Seattle for Alaska

Kayak protesters detained after trying to stop Shell oil rig from leaving Seattle for Alaska By PHUONG LE Associated Press JUNE 15, 2015 SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has detained several protesters in kayaks who tried to block Royal Dutch Shell’s drill rig as it leaves Seattle on its way to explore […]

‘Kayaktivists’ take to water to try and blockade Shell oil platform

“Kayaktivists” take to water to try and blockade Shell oil platform POSTED 5:14 AM, JUNE 15, 2015, BY JOHN WHITE SEATTLE – Anti-Shell Oil “kayaktivists” took to the waters of Elliott Bay Monday morning, to try and blockade Shell Oil’s “Polar Pioneer” oil rig platform.  Thirteen protesters got into kayaks and headed toward the oil rig […]

Shell wins two more permits for planned Arctic drilling campaign

Shell wins two more permits for planned Arctic drilling campaign By Jennifer A. Dlouhy: 13 June 2015 WASHINGTON — Shell has nabbed two more critical government approvals for its planned exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean this summer. The latest authorizations came from the Environmental Protection Agency, which is allowing Shell to discharge wastewater […]

Royal Dutch Shell Arctic Challenger Sets Sail for Alaska

Bidness Etc takes a look at the first vessel in Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet setting off for Alaska By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Jun 12, 2015  According to oil giant Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) the first vessel in its Arctic drilling fleet, The Arctic Challenger, has set sail from Washington state to Alaska. The fleet intends […]

Arctic drilling opponents hanging from Shell ship in Washington state

Arctic drilling opponents hanging from Shell ship in Washington state Seattle, June 12, 2015 Two activists strapped themselves on Friday to the anchor chain of a Shell Royal Dutch Shell vessel docked in Washington state that will be part of a fleet sent north to Alaska to resume drilling for oil and gas in the […]

Arctic energy debate can be more than Shell rigs and Greenpeace protests

Arctic energy debate can be more than Shell rigs and Greenpeace protests Victoria Herrmann: June 12, 2015 Today, the phrase “Arctic energy” has become synonymous with snowy oil rigs, icy ocean exploration, and Greenpeace activists. The recent conditional approval of Shell’s plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea has reinforced this narrow delineation of energy debates about the […]

First vessel in Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet heads for Alaska

First vessel in Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet heads for Alaska SEATTLE, JUNE 11 | BY VICTORIA CAVALIERE The first vessel in Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet has embarked from Washington state to Alaska ahead of its planned resumption of oil and gas exploration in the remote region this summer, the company said on Thursday. […]

Port commissioner getting donations from executives involved in Shell deal

Port commissioner getting donations from executives involved in Shell deal By Joseph O’Sullivan: Seattle Times Olympia bureau: June 11, 2015 As Port of Seattle Commissioner Bill Bryant raises money for his gubernatorial campaign, he’s getting help from executives in companies involved in the deal to bring Shell Oil drilling equipment to a Seattle port terminal. Bryant, a […]

U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Shell spill plans in Alaska

U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Shell spill plans in Alaska Business News | Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:47pm BST A divided federal appeals court rejected an effort by environmental groups to void a U.S. agency’s approval of two oil spill response plans by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) related to the company’s oil leases […]

Seattle protesters plan kayak blockade to stop Shell rig departure

Seattle protesters plan kayak blockade to stop Shell rig departure June 10, 2015 7:49AM ET Updated 5:30PM ET by Renee Lewis Seattle activists opposed to Arctic drilling have vowed to launch a kayak blockade to prevent the departure of Shell’s drilling rig, and said they have hundreds of protesters standing to hit the water as soon as […]

First vessel in Shell Arctic drilling fleet arrives in Alaska

First vessel in Shell Arctic drilling fleet arrives in Alaska Abby Hancock, Reporter, [email protected]: 10 June 2015 ANCHORAGE — The first rig that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling fleet that will be used to explore Alaska waters for oil and gas reserves this summer arrived Wednesday in Dutch Harbor. The Arctic Challenger, an […]

By Jane Fonda, actress, writer, and activist. The China Syndrome actress on the dangers of Shell drilling for oil In less than 30 days, Royal Dutch Shell wants to begin drilling for oil in the newly ice-free parts of the Alaskan Arctic. The company is ignoring the advice of engineers and scientists around the world […]

Royal Dutch Shell stock has fallen by over 26% in the last year

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jun 10, 2015  The stock for Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) has fallen by over 26% in the last one year. The S&P 500 during the same period rose by 6.71%. The decline in the stock prices of energy companies has been a norm. Over the last one year, crude oil […]

Six ‘grannies’ detained in Seattle during Shell rig protest

Six ‘grannies’ detained in Seattle during Shell rig protest Tue Jun 9, 2015 10:27pm BST By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) – Six older women were detained by Seattle police on Tuesday during a protest to block access to a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig that activists believe may depart this week to resume fossil fuel exploration […]

Anti-Arctic drilling activists arrested at Seattle harbor

By KOMO Staff Published: Jun 9, 2015 Anti-Arctic drilling activists arrested at Seattle harbor SEATTLE – Five activists opposed to undersea oil drilling off the north shore of Alaska were arrested as they continued their ongoing series of protests Tuesday morning, blocking a Seattle terminal where a Royal Dutch Shell arctic oil rig is being […]

Seattle protesters seek to block access to Shell Arctic drilling rig

Seattle protesters seek to block access to Shell Arctic drilling rig Business News | Tue Jun 9, 2015 6:29pm BST A group of protesters gathered at the Port of Seattle on Tuesday seeking to block workers attempting to reach a Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) drilling rig that could depart this week to resume fossil fuel […]

Anti-Shell protesters blocking Terminal 5

Anti-Shell protesters blocking Terminal 5 Activists say they want to prevent the drilling rig from leaving Seattle on time, en route to Alaska. By Evan Bush: Seattle Times staff reporter: 9 June 2015 Activists demonstrating against Shell’s oil rig are blocking entrances to Terminal 5 in Seattle. Stina Janssen, a spokeswoman for ShellNo, said the protesters […]

Shell’s Arctic drilling is the real threat to the world, not kayaktivists

By Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and Annie Leonard Tuesday 9 June 2015 14.52 BST Shell has one or two rivals for the title of Planet’s Most Irresponsible Company, but it’s definitely the most ironic. The grand irony, of course, is that, having watched the Arctic melt as global temperatures rose, Shell was first in line to drill […]

What’s Latest On Protest Against Royal Dutch Shell plc In Seattle?

What’s Latest On Protest Against Royal Dutch Shell plc In Seattle? Bidness Etc takes a look at the latest developments taking place in Seattle as the activists oppose the terminal’s use on the Port of Seattle by Shell to park its Polar Pioneer rig By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN: Published: Jun 9, 2015  Multiple developments have taken place […]

Shell Plans to Drill In Arctic Ocean, Despite Setbacks, Protests and Lawsuits

Reaching for Remote Hydrocarbon Riches, Shell Oil Plans to Drill In Arctic Ocean, Despite Setbacks, Protests and Lawsuits By John J. Berger, Ph. D. Where are we heading now in our quest for more “cheap energy”? North, to the Arctic! Despite the Obama Administration’s jawboning about the dangers of climate change and the Administration’s Climate […]

Police in Seattle dismantle anti-Shell protest tent

Police in Seattle dismantle anti-Shell protest tent SEATTLE | BY ERIC M. JOHNSON: Mon Jun 8, 2015 Police dismantled a tent on Monday used as a staging area for protests in Seattle over Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s use of the city’s port as a home base for a drilling rig that could depart this week […]

Phones, emails deluged in protest of Shell’s oil-fleet lease

Phones, emails deluged in protest of Shell’s oil-fleet lease By Lewis Kamb: Seattle Times staff reporter: 8 June 2015 Opponents of Shell Oil’s lease of a Port of Seattle terminal to stage the company’s Arctic drilling fleet have employed a new tactic in their battle against the oil giant: deluging phone lines and email accounts of […]

Shell pressing ahead in Chukchi after setbacks

Explorers 2015: Shell pressing ahead in Chukchi after setbacks Company is mobilizing fleet after three-year hiatus, still waiting for final approval of exploration plan Eric Lidji For Petroleum News: 7 June 2015 After a tiny step forward and many large leaps backward, Royal Dutch Shell plc is once again planning to explore its Burger prospect in […]

Shell’s US Arctic drilling will harass thousands of whales and seals

Rose Hackman in New York: Friday 5 June 2015  Royal Dutch Shell’s plans for exploratory drilling in the US Arctic this summer will involve the harassment of whales and seals by the thousands, an application document filed by Shell to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) reveals. Most notably, Shell estimates its Arctic activities will expose […]

Back off, Alaskan energy group tells Shell activists

Back off, Alaskan energy group tells Shell activists Shell plans to start drilling in Alaskan waters as early as this summer By Daniel J. Graeber     |   June 3, 2015 at 8:08 AM ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 3 (UPI) — With pressure building on Shell’s port activity in Seattle, an Alaskan energy coalition said the state’s […]

INSIGHT-For green activists, Arctic drilling could be the next big thing

INSIGHT-For green activists, Arctic drilling could be the next big thing WASHINGTON, JUNE 3 | BY TIMOTHY GARDNER Michael Brune is pleased that activists in kayaks are training for another “Paddle in Seattle” to confront an expected Royal Dutch Shell rig on its way to the Arctic to explore for oil. What makes the head […]

Shell responds to Department of Natural Resources

Shell responds to Department of Natural Resources 2 June 2015: SEATTLE – There are new developments in the oil battle in Seattle. Shell Oil is challenging the state’s opinion that docking the Polar Pioneer drilling rig in Seattle might violate the state constitution. And, there’s a new legal challenge to prevent Shell from drilling in […]

Environmentalists sue over Shell plan to drill in Arctic

Environmentalists sue over Shell plan to drill in Arctic By Dan Levine: Tue Jun 2, 2015 (Reuters) – Several environmental groups sued the United States on Tuesday to derail Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean as soon as July. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, an agency within the U.S. Department […]

Shell’s Arctic oil drilling faces fresh court challenge from environmental groups

Shell’s Arctic oil drilling faces fresh court challenge from environmental groups Associated Press: Tuesday 2 June 2015  A dozen environmental groups have told a US federal court they are renewing a challenge to the leasing in 2008 of areas off Alaska’s north-west shore, where Royal Dutch Shell hopes to drill exploratory wells this summer. The groups […]

Shell responds to state’s oil rig concerns, might avoid city fines

Monday, June 1, 2015 SEATTLE — Shell sent a response Monday to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, which raised concerns about the oil company’s Arctic oil rig docked at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5. DNR officials said they were reviewing the response, but did not release it. Last month, DNR officials wrote […]

Seattle says NO to Shell Oil

Extracts from an article by Megan Wallin published 29 May 2015 by TheBaltimore Post-Examiner under the headline: Seattle says NO to Shell Oil The barge, given the name “The People’s Platform” is docked in protest of Shell’s oilrig. Along the water, within view of famous seafood restaurants and expensive condos on Alki Beach in West […]

Arctic blowout clean-up costs could exceed Shell’s financial resources

From a regular contributor  THE BEAR FACTS -EMERGENCY RESPONSE MAY TAKE TWO OR THREE MONTHS TO ARRIVE! “The risk of a blowout or spill is always present when a well is drilled. The US government estimates the probability of such an event in Alaska at 75%. In many cases a relief well is the only […]

Coast Guard Adds Response Vessels in Anticipation of Shell’s Arrival

By Emily Schwing, KUCB – Unalaska | May 28, 2015 Two 25-foot Coast Guard response boats arrived in Dutch Harbor this week. The boats will patrol waters off the coast of Dutch Harbor as oil giant Royal Dutch Shell moves forward with plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean. “This is very unusual, […]

Federal Agency Dings Shell for Oil Rig Mishap in Arctic

Federal Agency Dings Shell for Oil Rig Mishap in Arctic ANCHORAGE, Alaska — May 28, 2015: By DAN JOLING Associated Press As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters. A […]

Oil industry rebuts proposed Arctic drilling mandates

Oil industry rebuts proposed Arctic drilling mandates May 28 2015, 18:58 ET | By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor Oil companies and industry trade groups lash out against the Obama administration plan to require rigs and time to drill relief wells in case of emergencies at their operations in U.S. Arctic waters, claiming the proposed […]

Federal Investigators Blame Shell for Alaska Drill-Ship Accident

Federal Investigators Blame Shell for Alaska Drill-Ship Accident By CASSANDRA SWEET: May 28, 2015  Federal investigators have blamed Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its contractors for the December 2012 shipwreck of a drill ship off the coast of Alaska. FULL ARTICLE Like this:Like Loading…

NTSB blames Shell for wreck of oil drilling ship Kulluk in Gulf of Alaska

By Joel Connelly: 28 May 2015 The National Transportation Safety Board blames the 2012 grounding and wreck of Shell’s Arctic drilling rig Kulluk on the oil giant’s “inadequate assessment of the risk” of towing it across the Gulf of Alaska in a winter storm. “No single error or mechanical failure led to this accident,” the […]

Feds rap Shell for poor planning in botched tow of 2012 Arctic drilling rig

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy: 28May 2015 Geoff Merrell, superintendent of emergency response, Shell Alaska: Photo: Jennifer A. Dlouhy/The Houston Chronicle WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday blamed the grounding of Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig on the company’s failure to adequately assess the risks of towing the vessel across predictably stormy Alaska seas in […]