Tell Secretary Salazar: No Drilling in the Arctic Ocean
  • Petitioned Sec. Ken Salazar

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Dept. of Interior
Sec. Ken Salazar

Tell Secretary Salazar: No Drilling in the Arctic Ocean

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      Earthjustice

The pristine waters of America’s Arctic Ocean are in danger. These waters provide critical habitat for iconic species such as polar bears, whales, and walrus that are already suffering the effects of dramatic climate change. Little is known about this region and about how this region may be impacted by oil drilling.

Yet, the Obama administration is determined to move forward with drilling. This could put oil drilling rigs into sensitive waters where an oil spill could have catastrophic effects. Information is missing to assess the impacts of drilling, let alone responsibly manage it. And no technology currently exists to clean up oil spilled in frozen seas.

Giving approval of more oil drilling leases is a move away from a clean energy economy and towards a deeper reliance on dirty fossil fuels while putting our Arctic Ocean and the wildlife that thrive there at unnecessary risk.

Urge Secretary Salazar to take a much more cautious approach to offshore oil drilling in these remote waters.

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    • Jan Garen SWANSEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      When will you ever learn?

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    • Leslene Dunn CLAREMONT, SOUTH AFRICA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The only drilling that should be taking place is through this idiot's head.

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    • Donna Hendricks KEY LARGO, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I've always had a love for Polar Bears, and it's breaking my heart to think that one day they could all be gone, we have to help them since it's all been caused from humans (Of course)

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    • lisa baker BARBERTON, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      Let us leave one space at least for all of the creatures that dwell there, I think we have taken quite enough, let us give this back , at least

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    • Felicia Weiner AUSTIN, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      The Arctic Ocean is the cradle of life for countless living beings and geological formations. Drilling puts the entire ecosystem in that region in jeopardy. The risks far outweigh any benefit, especially when that so-called benefit is a product to be utilized by just ONE of the planet's billions of species. Will our greed never end?

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