Elliott Bay, Seattle, WAMay 16, 2015

“Shell No” Kayaktivist Blockade

“Maybe once in a lifetime you're involved with something like this, where everything comes together in a way—the energy is there, the timing is right, everything happens better than you expected, and it works.”
Mike O'Brien, Seattle City Council, kayaktivist

When Shell Oil brought its Arctic drilling rig to Seattle’s Elliott Bay, Seattle activists—including City Council member Mike O’Brien—created a kayak blockade on the water to slow down the rig.

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