Shell loses latest battle to base Arctic drilling operations in Seattle

Mayor of Seattle takes bold stand on the issue of climate change and stops Shell from using Port facilities.

 

CLICK GREEN— The Mayor of Seattle has refused permission to allow oil giant Shell to base its Arctic drilling operation at the city’s port. City leader Ed Murray said the port authority was wrong to lease out dock space because existing permits do not allow for the moorage and maintenance of off-shore drilling rigs. The Mayor said he wanted to make a bold statement about how oil companies add to the problem of climate change and other environmental disasters. His decision follows a lengthy battle between local and national campaign groups and the Port of Seattle’s publicly elected authority body after it initially agreed to lease out the dock’s Terminal 5 facility to Shell as a base for its Arctic drilling fleet. Read the full article: Shell loses latest battle to base Arctic drilling operations in Seattle The post Shell loses latest battle to base Arctic drilling operations in Seattle appeared first on Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

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