Portlanders took to the Willamette River Saturday to protest the arrival of a ship that is key to Shell's plan to explore for oil in the Arctic. The protesters believe delaying the ship's departure could slow Shell's drilling.
Oregon 'kayaktivists' to protest Shell Arctic oil search - PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Protesters began gathering in a riverside park in Portland Tuesday evening, planning to drop kayaks in the water to protest Wednesday's scheduled launch of a ship to be used by Royal Dutch Shell for Arctic oil exploration.
Greenpeace protesters hang off St. Johns bridge to block ship’s passage
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Thirteen protesters from the environmental activism group Greenpeace rappelled over the side of the St. Johns Bridge Wednesday morning in an attempt to prevent a ship from leaving the area on its way to the arctic for an oil drilling operation. The protesters, joined by 13 others who were serving as anchors on the deck of the bridge, suspended themselves over the Willamette River just before 3 a.m. The protest is an attempt to prevent the MSV Fennica, a Shell Oil icebreaking vessel, from leaving the Port of Portland, where it has been undergoing repairs. Greenpeace said the ship must be at the drilling site before Shell can reapply for federal approval to drill, so they planned to do their best to prevent that from happening. "We've been planning this for about two weeks, since Shell's icebreaking vessel ran into something up in the arctic, got a 39-inch hole in its hull and had to race down here to Portland to be repaired," said Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA. "The window for drilling is closing, because there's only a certain number of weeks that there's no ice there, so Shell is really under time pressure to get that boat up there and we're doing everything we can to delay that," Leonard said. The ship was scheduled to leave the area Wednesday morning, but it wasn't clear exactly when. Greenpeace said the activists have enough supplies to last them several days. Greenpeace said the rappellers have come from all over the country for the protest. They're joined by local activists in kayaks who plan to block the ship's passage in the water. The protest was not affecting vehicle traffic on the bridge, but the sidewalks were blocked. Copyright 2015 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved. Source: http://www.foxcarolina.com/ http://newsncarolina.com/greenpeace-protesters-hang-off-st-johns-bridge-to-block-ships-passage/
Bill is like a colonostomy... Medically necessary, but not very entertaining. BaDumDa!!! Fuck'n prick can keep his TIP in his pants AND may #StraightFuckOff w/ any idea of Papal Authority he may have had SHOVED up his collective ass! Ha