'Kayaktivists,' The Chukchi Sea And Is Big Oil Wiser Now?
Around 1,000 Seattle activists in kayaks were set to protest Shell's Arctic drilling Saturday. Has the oil industry learned from past disasters?By Cliff Judy | May 16, 2015
If you're not familiar with the term "kayaktivists" — well, get ready.
Around 1,000 of them are expected to paddle through the Puget Sound Saturday to protest the Royal Dutch Shell ships and oil drilling rig currently docked in Seattle. The ships are headed north this summer. (Video via KING)
Earlier this week, Shell won conditional approval from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to explore for oil in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's coast. The move infuriated environmentalists who point to the infamous Deepwater Horizon explosion and environmental disaster as a worst-case scenario. (Video via Shell and RT)