Fuller calls on Coast Guard to ‘stand on the right side of history’ / Northwest Citizen, Guest writer, Rob Lewis

Matt Fuller photographed Feb. 15. Fuller awaits the outcome of his March 17 appeal hearing.

Rob Lewis guest writes this report.

Wed, Mar 23, 2016, 2:37 pm  Guest writer, Rob Lewis

SEATTLE — During his March 17 appeal hearing, Matt Fuller delivered a detailed and unapologetic defense of his 22-hour occupation of the anchor chain on the Arctic Challenger, a drilling-support vessel for Shell Oil Company.

Fuller’s family and friends attended the hearing before a U.S. Coast Guard officer, on the 34th floor of the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building. He was appealing a citation and a $10,000 fine he received for violating a 100-yard “safety zone” around the Arctic Challenger when it was moored in May 2015 in Bellingham Harbor. Fuller climbed onto the vessel’s anchor chain as part of a local citizen effort to keep it from leaving port, in order to prevent oil drilling in the Arctic. […]

Read Rob’s complete article on NorthwestCitizen here.

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