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Port says to hit brakes; Shell rig coming anyway

Shell Oil says its offshore oil rigs will arrive shortly on Seattle’s waterfront to prepare for drilling in Alaska, despite a Port of Seattle resolution Tuesday asking it to delay while the Port challenges a city ruling aimed at keeping the rigs out. “Rig movement will commence in the days to come,” said Shell spokesman Curtis Smith in an email. ...

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Company: Giant oil rig to be towed to Seattle this week

SEATTLE — A giant floating oil rig currently anchored off Port Angeles, Washington, will be towed to Seattle this week despite the Seattle mayor’s assertion that the Port of Seattle can’t host the rig until it gets a new land-use permit, a Royal Dutch Shell spokesman said Monday. In an email, Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said the 400-foot-long Polar Pioneer ...

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In Seattle, ‘kayaktivists’ take on Arctic oil drilling

SEATTLE — Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront — but the petroleum giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined to take on climate change. The fast-approaching battle with so-called kayaktivists is unfolding in a city well known for embracing environmental causes, laying bare the high-stakes ...

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Greenpeace group leaves Arctic drill rig after six-day stay

SEATTLE — Six Greenpeace activists opposed to offshore drilling in the Arctic have abandoned a Seattle-bound drill rig they boarded in the Pacific Ocean six days ago, the organization said Saturday. Rough seas prompted the decision, Greenpeace said in an email. The protesters rappelled off the rig and got into inflatable boats before returning to a Greenpeace ship stationed nearby. ...

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