Protect polar bears and endangered whales: keep Big Oil out of the Chukchi Sea
  • Petitioned The Honorable Ken Salazar

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U.S. Department of Interior Secretary
The Honorable Ken Salazar

Protect polar bears and endangered whales: keep Big Oil out of the Chukchi Sea

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      ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION

Barely one year since our nation's worst environmental tragedy to date, Big Oil is intent on pushing forward with a risky drilling proposal in America's Arctic Ocean and Washington is poised to let them, unless we act.

The Department of Interior is making decisions this summer about whether to allow Shell Oil to drill ten wells in America’s Arctic over the next 2 years.

Tell Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and BOEMRE Alaska OCS Regional Director Dr. James Kendall  to protect one of our nation’s greatest natural treasures – a vast, pristine place at the top of the world that polar bears, whales, walrus, seals and Alaska Native communities all call home! 

Please make a difference for endangered and threatened ocean species this World Oceans Day.

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    • christine wolff AMSTELVEEN, NETHERLANDS
      • about 3 years ago

      PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN!!!

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    • Yasmine Saad NOVARA, ITALY
      • over 3 years ago

      The Chukchi Sea is far too precious and delicate to allow any oil drilling plans to take place there. Not to mention the increased risk of an oil spill to occur when an oil rig operates in such cold temperatures! Please, don't give the permission to Shell Oil to drill in the Chukchi Sea!

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    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      screw irresponsible, polluting big oil! tell them to invest in green technology instead of holding onto outdated fossil fuels!

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    • Lynne Doucette OSHAWA, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Saving one part of the world affects the rest of the world. I live in Canada. We share the Arctic. We need to work together to save our natural resources.

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    • Bonnie Breckenridge SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Big Oil cannot even stop a spill in the friendlier waters of the Gulf of Mexico, therefore, they have no business drilling in the far harsher climate of the Arctic. Protect our national treasures or get out of the Office of the Interior! These lands belong to the American people, even the other 98% who do not own huge corporations and seem not to have a voice in this country anymore because we don't have the money to pay our legislators to act for us.

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