Protesters rally in Seattle against Shell oil rig

People opposed to Shell's Arctic oil drilling rig coming to Seattle staged a protest Sunday at Myrtle Edwards Park.

The rig is controversial because Shell plans to drill for oil off Alaska's north coast.

The protesters say they not only oppose Shell's drilling operation because of potential harm to the environment, they are also against the Port of Seattle storing the company's drilling rigs in Seattle.

Supporters of the port deal say it will bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to an unused section of the port.

Hosts of Sunday's "Shell No: Seattle Draws the Line" rally included the Alaska Wilderness League, Greenpeace, Plant-for-the-Planet, Rising Tide Seattle, and Sierra Club - Washington State Chapter.

 

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