The Fuse

Arctic Offshore Drilling

May 30, 2015

In this photo taken April 16, 2015, a group of kayakers rafted together work to pull up a protest sign as they practice for an upcoming demonstration against Arctic oil drilling, in Elliott Bay in view of downtown Seattle. Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront, but the petrochemical giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined to take on climate change. The fast-approaching battle with so-called kayaktivists is unfolding in a city well known for embracing progressive causes, laying bare the high-stakes feud over oil exploration in the icy waters off Alaska. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)