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Despite All Warnings and Delays, Shell Announces Arctic Drilling To Begin

Despite All Warnings and Delays, Shell Announces Arctic Drilling To Begin

Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday announced that it was all systems go and—despite all warnings and protest—would begin active drilling in the Arctic. Shell began shallow-water drilling in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea on July 30, but had to put further operations on hold until the […]

Shell Cuts Off ALEC, But Greenpeace Says PR Stunt Won’t Save Arctic

Shell Cuts Off ALEC, But Greenpeace Says PR Stunt Won’t Save Arctic

Published on Friday, August 07, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Royal Dutch Shell on Friday announced that it would not renew its partnership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), citing the corporate lobbying organization’s continued denial of climate change, in a move that environmental groups say does nothing to absolve the oil giant from […]

‘Requiem for Arctic Ice’: Fight Against Shell Crescendos with Musical Protest

‘Requiem for Arctic Ice’: Fight Against Shell Crescendos with Musical Protest

Published on Monday, August 03, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Shell employees arriving to work at the corporation’s London headquarters on Monday morning were greeted by the soaring strains of a musical protest, as a string orchestra performed the Greenpeace-commissioned “Requiem for Arctic Ice” to mark the first day of a month-long protest outside […]

Dangling from Bridge, Greenpeace Climbers Blockade Arctic Drilling Ship

Dangling from Bridge, Greenpeace Climbers Blockade Arctic Drilling Ship

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer Climate justice campaigners rappelling from a towering bridge and paddling in kayaks have so far successfully blocked Shell Oil’s fleet from leaving Portland, Oregon’s port to embark on a widely opposed drilling expedition in the Alaskan Arctic. Launched Tuesday and continuing overnight into Wednesday morning, […]

In Seattle, It’s David vs. Goliath as Kayakers Hit Water to Protest Shell Oil

In Seattle, It’s David vs. Goliath as Kayakers Hit Water to Protest Shell Oil

Published on Saturday, May 16, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Kayaks began lining up on the shores of Seattle’s Elliot Bay early Saturday morning in preparation for the sHell No! “flotilla rally,” organized by social and environmental justice groups in opposition to Shell Oil’s plans to drill for fossil fuels in fragile Arctic waters. Over the […]