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Make the Call for the Polar Bears

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Hi Friends,

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazer has announced that he will refuse to rescind Bush era regulations that specifically ban federal agencies from protecting the polar bear from greenhouse gas emissions.

Global Warming is already imperiling the polar bear, destroying much of its habitat,  and many  are literally starving to death. Now, Secretary Salazar has rejected the opportunity to protect the bears, further endangering them.

If we want to protect the polar bears, we cannot let Secretary Salazar off the hook for this decision. Please call Sec. Salazar today and tell him how disappointed you are.

Making a call is easy, fast, and extremely effective. Simply follow the steps below:

1) Call (202) 208-7351 between the hours of 9am and 5pm ET. If you can't call then and don't speak to a person, skip step #2 and leave the message below.

2) The phone will be answered by a staff person in Secretary Salazar's office. Tell them your name and city and state you are calling from, and then tell the staffer you are calling to leave a message with Secretary Salazar about the Endangered Species Act and polar bears. You will then be asked if you would like to use the Interior Department's comment line, politely say no, and say that you would prefer leaving your comment with the staff person you are speaking with so that he/she can give that message to the secretary directly.

3) Leave your message. Here's a sample:

"Hi, My name is ______ and I am calling from ______. I am extremely disappointed that the Secretary did not taken action to strike the polar bear special rule from the Endangered Species Act,. This means that polar bears are not protected from global warming, which is the primary threat to their long term survival. Please give the Secretary the message that I am calling to express my disappointment that he did not take action to protect the polar bear from global warming."

4) Once you have made the call, let us know by signing this pledge. Let us know how it went by leaving a comment below! 

We cannot let Salazar continue to bend  to industry pressure. Please call his office today.

For the polar bears,

Greenpeace USA

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