Anchor-chain activists face hefty fines /Northwest Citizen, Ralph Schwartz

Chiara D’Angelo works from her computer Monday, Feb. 15 at the Community Food Co-op in Bellingham. D’Angelo said she spends about 75 percent of her time working on finishing her degree at Fairhaven College, and 25 percent working on her case challenging a Coast Guard fine. Photo by Ralph Schwartz

Thu, Feb 18, 2016, 4:01 am  Ralph Schwartz

Combined, Chiara D’Angelo and Matt Fuller spent 88 hours last spring on the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger. The vessel was docked in Bellingham Bay at the time preparing for a trip to the Arctic Sea, where it would support Royal Dutch Shell’s exploratory oil drilling operation.

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard will try to extract its pound of flesh. Well, if not literally flesh then something just as unreasonable.[…]

Read Ralph’s complete article on NorthwestCitizen here.

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