Tell President Obama to keep Shell out of the Polar Bear Seas!
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President of the United States

Tell President Obama to keep Shell out of the Polar Bear Seas!

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      ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION

“I will not back down from making sure an oil company can contain the kind of oil spill we saw in the Gulf two years ago.”

That was what President Obama said in his 2012 State of the Union addresss. We need to hold him to that promise.

Just last week, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report prepared for the House Energy and Commerce Committee finding that Shell does not have the ability to contain a spill of that magnitude in the Arctic. Its plan of relying on resources from concurrently operating drilling rigs is insufficent for the icy waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas where 20-foot swells, sea ice up to 25 feet thick, and sub-zero temperatures are the norm.

Royal Dutch Shell ships are racing to get to America's Arctic Ocean where they will begin the riskiest Arctic drilling project in history.

Tell President Obama to keep his word and stop keep Shell out of America's Arctic.

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    • Danielle Davis BENALMáDENA, SPAIN
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it's one more step in our cruel destruction of the world and the animals that live in it, who unfortunatly don't have a say in human actions.

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    • Caroline Hayes CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      This extremely rough environment will wreak havoc on capping capabilities. THIS IS TRUE. There is very little chance the environment will not be RUINED. President Obama promised not to back down, I thought he meant to profit driven oil companies. STAND BY YOUR WORD, SIR AND SAVE THIS PRISTINE AREA! PLEASE! Too many leaders, too much empty rhetoric. Don't be that man. Do what you can against Shell drilling. ONCE IT IS POLLUTED IT IS THE END.

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    • Lucia Birkmeir RAIN, GERMANY
      • over 2 years ago

      shell is only profitorientated and doesn't care about the possible consequences for the nature!

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    • Robert J. Rubis PRINCETON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I worked in the-arctic in the 1970's and I would like my son to see what I saw there - not a ravaged wasteland.

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    • MARIA SONIA ESTRADA-SOLERO TORRELAVEGA, SPAIN
      • over 2 years ago

      APOYO ESTA PETICION

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