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Kayak Protesters Detained After Trying To Stop Shell Oil Rig

The U.S. Coast Guard detained two dozen protesters who formed a blockade with kayaks and other vessels Monday to try to stop Royal Dutch Shell’s drill rig as it left Seattle on its way to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

06/15/2015

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Arctic Drilling Protest Heats Up Near Terminal 5

Critics of oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean plan to block the gates to a seaport terminal in Seattle, where Royal Dutch Shell’s massive floating drill rig will be loaded up before heading to the waters off Alaska this summer.

CBS Seattle–05/18/2015

Environmental activists in kayaks protest the arrival of the Polar Pioneer, an oil drilling rig owned by Shell Oil. The rig is part of a fleet that will lead a controversial oil-exploration effort off Alaska's North Slope.  (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

Kayakers Protest As Arctic Drill Rig Moors Off Seattle

As a massive oil drill rig moved into Seattle, about two dozen activists in kayaks paddled to the middle of Elliott Bay, linked boats and unfurled a banner to make a stand against Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to open a new frontier of fossil fuel exploration in the Arctic Ocean.

CBS Seattle–05/15/2015

File image of protesters against Shell drilling operations (Photo credit: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)

Arctic Drilling Protesters Set Up At Shell Seattle Facility

Activists who don’t want Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic are protesting at the company’s Seattle fuel transfer station.

CBS Seattle–05/12/2015

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Shell Clears Major Hurdle For Arctic Drilling

Just days ahead of a planned protest of Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic drilling program in Seattle, the company on Monday cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to drill off Alaska’s northwestern coast.

05/11/2015

Greenpeace activists dressed in polar bear costumes and holding banners stage a protest against the heading of the an icebreaker for Shell's Arctic oil drilling project in the north of Alaska. (Photo by MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/GettyImages)

Arctic Drilling Creeps Forward Now, And In 5 Years

Shell is sending the capping stack, skimmers, boom and a containment dome on board a flotilla accompanying drill ships to Alaska’s northern shores as part of a spill response plan that has the blessing of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Shell expects final approvals within weeks and drilling by late this month.

07/02/2012