Arctic Drilling Opponents Hanging From Shell Ship in Washington State

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. The women used camping gear and hammocks to attach themselves to the massive chain on the barge in Bellingham, Washington, north of Seattle, the activist group ShellNo said. Protesters around Washington have staged ongoing protests over Shell's intention to resume drilling for fossil fuel in the Arctic, one of the most environmentally sensitive regions in the world, would be destructive to the ecosystem and extremely hard to clean up.



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