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Shell No! Seattle Activists Rally Against Plan Fueling 'Pathological Addiction to Fossil Fuels'


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Shell No! Seattle Activists Rally Against Plan Fueling 'Pathological Addiction to Fossil Fuels'

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Hundreds of climate activists rallied in Seattle on Sunday to say "Shell No!" to the oil giant's Arctic plans and to protest the city being home to Shell's Arctic drilling rig.

Among the groups hosting the action were Greenpeace USA, the Washington State chapter of the Sierra Club, Gabriela Seattle, and Rising Tide Seattle.

A Facebook page for the event sums up the groups' concerns, including their opposition to the Port of Seattle's Terminal 5 housing the rig, the Polar Pioneer:


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Shell No! No safe drilling with 75 percent probability of large oil spills. No effective way to clean up oil spills in icy Arctic waters. No confidence in abilities as displayed in 2012 effort.