29 Jul '15, 3pm

Protesters in Portland block Shell’s ship by suspending themselves from a bridge

Protesters in Portland block Shell’s ship by suspending themselves from a bridge

Activists risk arrest in an effort to prevent oil drilling exploration in the Arctic. Last week, the Obama administration gave Shell the go-ahead to drill new exploratory wells in the Arctic. However, the permit says work cannot start without spill-response equipment, which is currently aboard a ship being repaired in Portland, Oregon. Activists are now working to prevent the ship, an icebreaking vessel called the Fennica, from leaving Portland. According to Greenpeace , 13 climbers have suspended themselves from a bridge, and are blocking the ship’s path—at least for now. The suspended protesters are being aided by additional climbers on the bridge, and have enough supplies for several days. Below the bridge, a group of “kayaktivists” have also placed themselves in the ship’s path, bearing a sign that says “Shell No.” As day dawns, more lovely images of brave climbers kee...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/protesters-portlan...

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Portland activists try to block Shell ship from heading to Arctic

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grist.org 29 Jul '15, 4pm

Before sunrise Wednesday morning, Portland kayaktivists and rapellers took to the Willamette River to block the MSV Fennic...

13 Climbers Suspended From Bridge Block Shell Oil Vessel From Heading to Arctic

13 Climbers Suspended From Bridge Block Shell O...

ecowatch.com 29 Jul '15, 2pm

Last week, the Obama administration granted federal permits that clear the way for the oil company to begin drilling in th...

Portland activists force Shell to turn around

Portland activists force Shell to turn around

grist.org 30 Jul '15, 6pm

Score one for Portland in the great Pacific Northwest rivalry that no one in the rest of the world cares about. Thirteen a...

10 Stunning Photos of 13 Climbers Suspended From Bridge Blocking Shell Oil Vessel #ShellNo

10 Stunning Photos of 13 Climbers Suspended Fro...

ecowatch.com 30 Jul '15, 2pm

The Shell Oil vessel, the MSV Fennica, after receiving repairs to its damaged hull, is now trying to leave the Portland Po...

Shell Icebreaker Eludes Protesters, Leaves Portland

Shell Icebreaker Eludes Protesters, Leaves Port...

ens-newswire.com 01 Aug '15, 9am

PORTLAND, Oregon , July 30, 2015 (ENS) – Greenpeace activists who rappelled from the St. John’s Bridge in Portland and hun...

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ecowatch.com 30 Jul '15, 2pm

remain suspended below the St. John’s Bridge, blocking the Shell Oil vessel ‘s route out of Portland, Oregon, for more tha...

The Shell standoff in Portland comes to a dramatic end

The Shell standoff in Portland comes to a drama...

grist.org 31 Jul '15, 3pm

The Fennica has left the building. Forty hours after Portland activists took to the Willamette River to block passage of t...

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electricvehiclesresearch.com 31 Jul '15, 12am

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ucsusa.org 07 Aug '15, 5pm

Washington (August 7, 2015)—Shell told media outlets earlier today that it will allow its association with the American Le...

40 Hour Standoff Ends in Call to Obama to Cancel Shell's Arctic Drilling Plans via @ecowatch

40 Hour Standoff Ends in Call to Obama to Cance...

ecowatch.com 31 Jul '15, 1pm

The Fennica is one of two primary icebreakers in Shell’s drilling fleet, and is equipped with a capping stack, which Shell...