Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image

Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 09.08.40From an article by Joel Connelly published 11 March 2015 by Seattlepi.com 

Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport

Extracts

Environmentalists are using a court suit to pursue political goals and have no legal standing to block a lease that will base Shell’s Arctic oil drilling fleet at Terminal 5 on the Seattle waterfront, according to legal filings Wednesday by the Port of Seattle and Foss Maritime.

Shell is planning to go back to Arctic waters this summer. The company has already invested an estimated $5.8 billion in leases and equipment. An initial 2012 drilling effort turned into a fiasco, culminating when Shell’s conical drilling ship Kulluk ran aground while being towed back to Puget Sound waters. The ship was later taken apart in China.

Opponents don’t want the oil giant here and don’t want any oil drilling in Arctic waters. They fear an accident in remote, ice-choked waters where gray whales feed and polar bears hunt seals. They also claim expansion of Big Oil’s drilling in Alaska fuels climate change.

FULL ARTICLE

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

0 Comments on “Port: Enviros playing politics with suit against Shell Arctic fleet homeport”

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: