The U.S. Coast Guard began detaining anti-Shell kayakers in Portland’s Willamette River late Thursday, the Portland Fire Department’s high-rescue team removed protesters who had rappelled off the St. Johns Bridge, and a U.S. District Court judge in Anchorage slapped Greenpeace with a stiff fine if it continues to obstruct the Alaska-bound icebreaker Fennica.The Fennica has, onboard, equipment to contain the damage from oil spills. So the protestors seem to be in favor of murdering seals and whales. Because it wasn't any concern for 'the environment' that stopped them interfering, it was filthy lucre;
The judge [Sharon Gleason] imposed an initial $2,500-an-hour fine against Greenpeace USA if the protests continued. The fine was to increase to $5,000 an hour at 10 a.m. Friday, $7,500 an hour if demonstrators still dangled from ropes at 10 a.m. Saturday, and $10,000 an hour if they were still present at 10 a.m. on Sunday.Gloatometer reading;
Shell was delighted.
“The staging of protesters in Portland was not safe nor was it lawful,” Shell said in a statement. “Foremost, Greenpeace demonstrated a complete lack of regard for the authority of a federal court. We are pleased with today’s court ruling that holds Greenpeace in contempt and prescribes fines for further non-compliance.”