Judge extends TRO after hearing on Greenpeace injunction – Alaska Journal of Commerce

More from the battle to protest Shell (and the Obama Administrations) drilling of the north slope.

Shell’s court battle to obtain a preliminary injunction against Greenpeace USA continued in U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason’s court in Anchorage April 28. Gleason is considering whether to issue an order that would keep Greenpeace protestors at a certain distance from vessels Shell hopes to use for its 2015 Arctic offshore drilling. After the hearing, Gleason extended the temporary restraining order against Greenpeace covering two drill rigs and a heavy lift vessel; that order issued April 11 expired April 28 and she extended it to May 9 or until she rules on Shell’s request for an injunction that would cover all 27 vessels being mobilized for its Arctic exploration this summer. The company is asking for a court-ordered safety zone of 1,000 meters while vessels are en route, and a 1,500-meter safety zone while drill ships are anchored in the Chukchi Sea and support vessels are maneuvering in the area to move anchors and perform other support tasks. Tim Bradner reports. (Alaska Journal of Commerce)


BP give Eyman initiative 1053 $65,000

well, well, well. If you like BP and Shell you’ll love Eyman’s latest initiative. Just say no to 1053. The hidden costs of 1053 are not being spelled out.

7/14/10 SeattlePI.Com
BP gives big bucks to Eyman initiative
By Joel Connelley
While burdened with Gulf of Mexico cleanup costs, the North American subsidiary of BP found $65,000 to pour into the campaign that put Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1053 onto Washington’s November ballot.

BP is the third big oil company to underwrite the campaign for I-1053, which would require a supermajority legislative vote to raise taxes. Tesoro and ConocoPhillips contributed $50,000 apiece earlier this spring.  Equilon, a refining and fueling joint venture of Shell Oil and Texaco, also gave $50,000.

BP wrote a $50,000 check directly to Eyman’s ballot committee on June 1, and followed up by donating $15,000 to a business-backed pro-I-1053 committee called Citizens for Responsible Spending.
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