Shell sues to boot Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard oil rig bound for the Arctic to protest drilling

The activists hope they will draw media attention to oil drilling in the Arctic

Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it has filed a complaint in federal court in Alaska seeking an order to remove Greenpeace activists who climbed aboard an oil rig in the Pacific Ocean bound for the Arctic on Monday in a protest against Arctic drilling.

The environmental group said in a statement its team would occupy the underside of the main deck of the Polar Pioneer, which is under contract to Shell, and plans to unfurl a banner with the names of millions of people opposed to Arctic drilling.

The group said the activists would not interfere with the vessel’s navigation…

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