The Obama administration plans to allow Shell to drill just off the vital coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where polar bear mothers make homes and feed their cubs.
The risks that polar bear families face from drilling are incredibly high, especially for a species already struggling to survive climate change. In addition to the risk of a catastrophic spill, the disturbance of drilling alone could cause polar bear mothers to abandon their cubs, leaving them to starve and die.
But we have a phenomenal chance to stave off disaster if we can get the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge designated as protected wilderness.
Please help us send 35,000 comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the November 15 deadline to save the lives of polar bear cubs and protect their homes in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for generations to come.