May 14, 2015
By Coral Garnick
Activists in kayaks (click here) Thursday hit the waters of Elliott Bay as an “unwelcome party” for the Polar Pioneer, a Shell drilling rig on its way to Seattle’s Terminal 5.
The rig left Port Angeles about 1:45 a.m. and entered Elliott Bay about 3 p.m.
People opposed to the Port of Seattle serving as a base for Shell Oil’s Arctic fleet began gathering about 1 p.m. at Seacrest Park on the West Seattle waterfront in anticipation of the drilling rig’s imminent arrival....
It is too late for the Alaskan Governor to raise an objection because this is blatantly a national security issue that will rob still yet another GULF from being a productive place to provide food for the USA. Has Washington, DC gone mad? First they destroy the Gulf of Mexico from producing healthy seafood and now they are going to rob the country again. I don't think so!
North Pacific License Limitation Program (LLP) (click here)
This is the worst joke I have ever witnessed in my life.
My god, they are still cleaning up Prince William Sound Bligh Reef from the idiotic petroleum industry. This isn't funny.
To begin there is a new city government in Seattle. It needs to legislate this piece of petroleum garbage out of its ports. There is going to be oil leakage every time this garbage barge goes north and comes back to Seattle. This is so offensive to the waters of the north, there is no sense to even thinking about allowing it anywhere near the North Pacific.
This is the current of the North Pacific and the South Pacific. When there is an oil spill in the North Pacific it is going to drift all the way to California and effect the fisheries there and kill that ecosystem, too.
...There are five major (click here) ocean-wide gyres—the North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific, and Indian Ocean gyres. Each is flanked by a strong and narrow “western boundary current,” and a weak and broad “eastern boundary current” (Ross, 1995)....
The idea of putting oil rigs in the North Pacific is complete stupidity. It is a national security issue and should be stopped IMMEDIATELY. This will effect every fishery between the well to the Canadian west coast, down to California and the west coast of Mexico. It will destroy fisheries and it will destroy tourism.
It wasn't enough to destroy the Gulf of Mexico fisheries, now the entire west coast of North America is in the debris zone of one oil spill. This is pure stupidity.
THERE NEEDS TO BE A COURT INJUNCTION IMMEDIATELY FROM ANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES IN THE NORTH PACIFIC !!!!