Center for Biological Diversity

Say No to Destructive Drilling in the Arctic

Chukchi Sea
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This summer, exploratory drilling will begin in the Arctic Ocean unless we stop it. The Arctic must be off limits to oil drilling, for the simple reason that a spill would be impossible to clean up there. The Arctic is home to polar bears, walruses, bowhead whales and other endangered and highly sensitive wildlife; oil drilling in its remote, ice-choked waters would carry unacceptably high risks of environmental destruction and loss of life.

President Obama has given approval to Shell to drill for oil this summer in the vulnerable Arctic. In hopes of uncovering new sources of dirty fossil fuels, Arctic drilling could also unleash more than 11 billion tons of carbon pollution -- making it ever more difficult to stave off devastating climate change.

We have a powerful opportunity now to stop drilling before it spoils the Arctic and its wildlife. Take action now to help us send 1 million messages to Obama asking him to protect one of America's last, best wildernesses and stop Shell's reckless drilling plans.

Dear President Obama,

Oil drilling in our oceans won't solve the climate crisis. Protect polar
bears, whales, and sea turtles from oil spills. Plan for our future:

-- Stop Shell from risky drilling this summer where oil spill response
is non-existent in the remote, frozen Arctic waters.
-- Cancel lease sales proposed for Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

Risky drilling is not the answer.
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57492 Mon Sep 17 14:29:59 EDT 2012 Anonymous Roosevelt , NY , US
57491 Mon Sep 17 14:15:08 EDT 2012 Jessika Devlin Myrtle Beach , SC , US
57490 Mon Sep 17 14:06:14 EDT 2012 Nelson Ho Hilo, HI , US
57489 Mon Sep 17 13:49:18 EDT 2012 janice martin indianapolis, IN , US
57488 Mon Sep 17 13:32:23 EDT 2012 Lauren Swaim Arkansas, AR , US
57487 Mon Sep 17 13:08:55 EDT 2012 Martina Car NEW YORK, NY , US
57486 Mon Sep 17 12:53:45 EDT 2012 Stephanie Appel Chicago, IL , US
57485 Mon Sep 17 12:50:22 EDT 2012 corey weibel overland park, KS , US
57484 Mon Sep 17 12:15:49 EDT 2012 Anonymous wellington, FL , US
57483 Sun Sep 16 23:10:29 EDT 2012 Alicia Yeager Springfield, IL , US
57482 Sun Sep 16 21:24:06 EDT 2012 James M Nordlund Fargo, ND , US
57481 Sun Sep 16 20:56:07 EDT 2012 Lindsey Hayes Bedford, TX , US
57480 Sun Sep 16 19:54:06 EDT 2012 SHARON DAVIDSON CHILLICOTHE, IL , US
57479 Sun Sep 16 17:10:46 EDT 2012 William Ward Dallas, TX , US
57478 Sun Sep 16 16:53:26 EDT 2012 Ann Furey New York, NY , US
57477 Sun Sep 16 10:54:43 EDT 2012 Tracy Arcure Lehigh Acres, FL , US
57476 Sun Sep 16 10:46:06 EDT 2012 Jeanette Micca IN, IN , US
57475 Sat Sep 15 19:45:56 EDT 2012 Bill Marcus Simi Valley, CA , US
57474 Sat Sep 15 19:34:44 EDT 2012 Shawn Cloninger FL, FL , US
57473 Sat Sep 15 19:06:45 EDT 2012 Maria Alessi Ny, NY , US
57472 Sat Sep 15 18:57:20 EDT 2012 joan DeVagno flushing, NY , US
57471 Sat Sep 15 12:49:59 EDT 2012 jason byrd springdale, UT , US
57470 Sat Sep 15 12:26:17 EDT 2012 Doug Boldon San Diego, CA , US
57469 Sat Sep 15 10:50:30 EDT 2012 Shauna Sparlin Wichita, KS , US
57468 Sat Sep 15 10:24:47 EDT 2012 Karen Gleason Nashua , NH , US
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