The complaint, lodged in a federal district court in Alaska, comes one day after the activists climbed aboard Shell’s contracted Polar Pioneer drillship while it is traveling across the Pacific Ocean toward the United States.
The accident about 30 miles west of Fargo happened when a train carrying soybeans derailed in front of a BNSF oil train, causing that train to also derail and set off a fire that could be seen from nearly 10 miles away.
The deal marks the end of a six-year federal probe into the company’s activities in two Middle Eastern countries, which found the U.S.-based subsidiary “took steps to disguise” its overseas dealings for several years.
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