Save the Polar Bear and its Arctic Habitat
  • Petitioned Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar

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Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar
President of the United States

Save the Polar Bear and its Arctic Habitat

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      ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION

Take action: Ask President Obama to protect the polar bear's critical habitat from global warming and oil drilling.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has identified approximately 200,000 square miles of critical habitat for the polar bear.

However, the Department of Interior continues to allow oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including Shell Oil's plans to drill in the Beaufort and Chuchcki Seas, home to many of our remaining polar bears.

A strong critical habitat designation will play a vital role in ensuring the magnificent polar bear will be able to survive in America's Arctic. Submit a public comment to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asking them to permanently protect polar bear critical habitat and prohibit oil and gas drilling projects there.

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