The activists plan to shadow Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling ships in the coming weeks when they head into the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off the northern Alaskan coast to drill two exploratory wells.
Despite a restraining order by the U.S. District Court for Alaska directing Greenpeace not to come within a mile of Shell, the activists will rush into the fragile setting aboard a 237-foot ice-cutter with militaristic surveillance equipment, including an unmanned air drone and two submarines.
“These are really dicey operations and Shell will be working around the clock, and these extremists are running around with submarines and drones?” said Dan Kish, senior vice president of policy for the Institute for Energy Research. “Who is paying for this operation, North Korea?”
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