Saturday/ Shell’s unwelcome party

We have a huge oil rig destined for drilling off the coast of Alaska docked here in Elliott Bay at Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle.  There were plenty of protesters in kayaks our in force today on the water around the rig (called kayaktivists).  I want to run out tomorrow and go and take a close-up look of the intimidating drilling monster.   Here is the article in the Seattle Times that I borrowed the pictures from.

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Shell’s Polar Pioneer enters Elliott Bay with Seattle in the background. (Steve Ringman / Seattle Times)
The ferry, Spokane heading for Edmonds crosses the path of the Polar Pioneer being towed to Terminal 5 in Seattle from Port Angeles.   (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
The ferry, Spokane heading for Edmonds crosses the path of the Polar Pioneer being towed to Terminal 5 in Seattle from Port Angeles. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Shell's Polar Pioneer oil rig cruises past the Edmonds waterfront in Puget Sound this morning. The huge oil rig, expected to arrive in Seattle on Thursday afternoon, is the biggest piece of a 25-vessel fleet Shell Oil has mustered to resume its oil-exploration effort in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska. The rig is 400 feet long and 292 feet wide.   (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Shell’s Polar Pioneer oil rig cruises past the Edmonds waterfront in Puget Sound this morning. The huge oil rig, expected to arrive in Seattle on Thursday afternoon, is the biggest piece of a 25-vessel fleet Shell Oil has mustered to resume its oil-exploration effort in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska. The rig is 400 feet long and 292 feet wide. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

 

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