Shell's Polar Pioneer oil rig, incoming to Seattle Port's Terminal 5.

Shell’s Polar Pioneer oil rig, incoming to Seattle Port’s Terminal 5. (Photo by a friend of Sightline, used with permission.)

For those following the increasingly hot controversy over the Port of Seattle hosting Shell’s Arctic drilling rig, I recommend this 45-minute interview I did recently on KBOO, a community radio station based in Portland. Together with Peter Goldman of the Washington Forest Law Center and host Barbara Bernstein, I explored some of the dimensions of Arctic drilling, Shell’s track record, and Seattle’s role in the whole endeavor.

As one bit of context, here is Sightline’s examination of Shell’s political spending in Washington.