For those following the controversy of Shell’s Arctic drilling program, here’s a look at the role of Northwest ports—first Seattle, now Portland—in hosting the oil drilling fleet vessels: a 45-minute interview on KBOO, a community radio station based in Portland. Host Barbara Bernstein, Sightline research fellow Nick Abraham (who is also the editor of Oil Check NW), and I explored some of the dimensions of Arctic drilling, Shell’s track record, and Northwest cities’ role in the whole endeavor.

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