From Santa Barbara to Boston and from Florida to Alaska, citizens across the country banded together on Saturday, July 18, for the “Shell No” Day of Action. With more than 20 events in 15 different states – which included speeches by a U.S. Senator, a Congresswoman, and numerous other local elected officials – the nationwide protest continued the “kayaktivist” movement that began in Seattle, and called on President Obama to stop Shell – or any other oil company – from drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
And just like in Seattle, people from all walks of life came together to show their opposition to Arctic Ocean drilling.
You can still help! Please take a floating photo with the words “Shell No!” and share it on social media! Here’s how:
- Print out your own ShellNO sign.
- Take a photo of yourself or your pet on a kayak, boat, surfboard, canoe, stand up paddleboard, blow up raft…really anything that floats.
- Upload your photo to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the tag #ShellNO.
- Challenge your friends to take a photo too!
We are unified in our opposition to Shell’s plans to destroy the Arctic. The Arctic Ocean is one of the most unique marine ecosystems in the world. Many of America’s most iconic creatures thrive here including walrus, polar bears, whales, seals and countless birds. Arctic oil is also 100% unburnable carbon and must stay in the ground to stay in line with what science tells us is necessary for a safe climate future. Shell’s drilling rigs might be heading to the Arctic, but there is still time to stop this madness. We must keep the momentum going and tell President Obama’s to put an end to Arctic drilling.
Just like in Seattle, people from all walks of life will be coming together to show their opposition to drilling in the Arctic Ocean! Join us.
Day of Action Media:
‘Kayaktivists’ to protest offshore oil and gas drilling, The Hill (July 15, 2015)
‘Kayaktivists’ plan national protest against Shell drilling in Arctic, Splash 24/7 (July 15, 2015)
Kayaktivists Are Protesting in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, The Stranger Blog (July 16, 2015)
Senator Merkley Continues Fight Against Arctic Drilling, NRDC Switchboard Blog (July 16, 2015)
From Incompetent to Incomprehensible, Sierra Club (July 17, 2015)
New Anti-Drill Bill Sets the Stage For July 18 Day of Action, League of Conservation Voters (July 17, 2015)
Kayactivists Prepare For Shell Icebreaker To Arrive In Portland, Oregon Public Broadcasting (July 18, 2015)
Activists Gather to Protest Arctic Drilling, edhat Santa Barbara (July 18, 2015)
Activists Gather At Goleta Beach To Protest Arctic Drilling, KEYT 3 (july 18, 2015)
Activists Rally Against Arctic Drilling At Lake Calhoun, CBS Minnesota (July 18, 2015)
Why Shell had the worst week ever, MSNBC (July 19, 2015)
Bozeman’s Arctic Ocean Day of Action protests drilling in Arctic, Bozeman Daily Chronicle (July 19, 2015)
Kayakers Paddle San Francisco Bay To Protest Arctic Drilling, CBS SF Bay (July 19, 2015)
Activists launch kayaks in SF Bay, protest oil drilling, KRON 4 (July 19, 2015)
10 Awesome Tweets From #ShellNo to Arctic Drilling Day of Action, EcoWatch (July 19, 2015)
Santa Barbara Says #ShellNo to Arctic Drilling, The Bottom Line (July 22, 2015)
#ShellNO – Coast To Coast, Alaska Wilderness League Last Frontier Blog (July 28, 2015)