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Protestors gather to oppose Shell's arctic drilling platform prior to it arriving in Seattle. (Image courtesy of Greenpeace via Twitter)

Arctic drilling protesters set up at Shell Seattle facility

SEATTLE — Activists who don’t want Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic are protesting at the company’s Seattle fuel transfer station.

Two Shell drill ships are expected to arrive in the Puget Sound this week, including one set to arrive in Everett on Tuesday.

Protesters set up a tall tripod shaped structure at the gate of the Shell facility in Seattle on Tuesday morning.

Others say they plan to meet the Noble Discoverer when it arrives at the Port of Everett. Port officials say Shell has filed a birthing request to arrive in Everett on Tuesday.

A second drill ship, the Polar Pioneer, is expected to arrive in Seattle later this week, where protesters say they will meet the ship in kayaks.

In related news, U.S. approves Shell’s plan to drill for oil in Arctic.

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