On July 16, 2015, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) released the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2015, a.k.a. S. 1794. This bill would prevent any new or renewed leases for the exploration, development or production of oil, natural gas or any other mineral in the Arctic Ocean.
(This article originally appeared on Huffington Post.) Shell has not heard that last from us. The millions of Americans that have come forward to Save the Arctic will not be silenced and will not give up. ShellNo!
Back in June, hundreds of activists gathered in kayaks in Seattle to draw attention to the Arctic Ocean and to protest Shell’s Arctic drilling program and the use Seattle ports as a base for its Arctic drilling fleet. Since then, “kayaktivism” has been embraced by citizens across the country and has become a unique and […]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service recently issued Shell Oil an “incidental harassment authorization,” giving the company permission to harass thousands of whales and seals if it is allowed to move forward with exploratory drilling this summer. But what exactly does this mean for the marine life of the Arctic?