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Activists damage habitat in Seattle bay during Shell oil protests

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SEATTLE | BY ERIC M. JOHNSON: World | Sat May 23, 2015 2:00am BST

Activists damage habitat in Seattle bay during Shell oil protests

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Photo Credit: REUTERS/JASON REDMOND

Environmental activists who fanned out in small boats across a Seattle bay over the weekend in a protest over Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L)’s plans for Arctic oil exploration in the have damaged “precious habitat” on the sea floor, a state official said on Friday.

Cables used to moor a 4,000 square foot (370 square metre) floating barge dubbed “The People’s Platform” to the floor of Elliott Bay became wrapped around an old steel piling and pulled it over, disturbing aquatic habitat, Department of Natural Resources spokesman Joe Smillie said. read more

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U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling

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Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 18.39.24Politics | Fri May 22, 2015 

U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling

When Shell lost control of a drilling rig that year it “put numerous lives at risk, including those of the Coast Guard crews” and those of 18 people on the rig…

A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell’s preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic, saying the region has a severely limited capacity to respond to accidents.

The senators, from both coasts and several Midwestern states, sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, urging her to retire Arctic leases in the Chukchi Sea.

Jewell’s department earlier this month conditionally approved Shell’s exploration plan in the Arctic. The move means the company is likely to return to the Chukchi Sea this summer for the first time since a mishap-filled drilling season in 2012. read more

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Shell CEO backs fossil fuels, climate change warnings -Guardian

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Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 21.49.34Markets | Fri May 22, 2015 7:35pm EDT

Shell CEO backs fossil fuels, climate change warnings -Guardian

The world’s fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said on Friday.

In an interview published in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Van Beurden forecast that global energy use would produce “zero carbon” by the end of the century, and that his group would get a “very large segment” of its earnings from renewable power.

The interview came a day after Van Beurden slammed as a “red herring” calls to divest from energy companies as part of the fight against climate change, in particular the “Keep it in the Ground” campaign led by the Guardian. read more

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Woman chains herself to anchor of Shell support ship in Bellingham

MAY 22, 2015, BY Q13 FOX NEWS STAFF

Woman chains herself to anchor of Shell support ship in Bellingham

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A woman has chained herself to an anchor of a Shell support ship in Bellingham Bay, Bellingham police say. She can be seen at left.

BELLINGHAM — A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Shell Oil’s drill rig, in Bellingham Bay, the Bellingham Police Department confirmed Friday night.

She has been identified as Chiara Rose, a Western Washington University student.

“We have spoken with the ship, the Port and the female and will not be taking action to remove her,” a police spokesman said. “The ship is not leaving for several days and we will not risk resources or the female.” read more

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