Arctic Drilling

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4:21 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Port Of Seattle Unswayed In Decision To Host Shell's Arctic Drilling Fleet

Hundreds of people attended the Seattle Port Commissioners' public meeting to voice their feelings about a controversial lease that would allow Shell Oil to keep its arctic drilling fleet at the Port of Seattle.
Credit Ashley Ahearn

The Port of Seattle will host Shell Oil’s arctic drilling fleet. That includes ships and drilling rigs. The Port signed a lease earlier this month that has caused a stir among some citizens and elected officials, who say the lease goes against the Port and city’s commitment to green leadership.

The room was packed when a group of graying ladies who call themselves “the raging grannies” took the microphone to sing their testimony.

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