We all know the reality: Big Oil drills, Big Oil spills and creatures are killed. We can't trust Shell Oil in America's Arctic Ocean, but the company has announced it will still move forward with Arctic Ocean drilling plans this summer.
Shell's horrible record of disasters and reckless negligence prove that it is unsafe, dangerous and irresponsible to drill in the vulnerable and unpredictable region.
The risks are bigger than just spills. Burning oil pumps more carbon into the air and puts more black soot right onto the Arctic ice, making it melt faster.
Polar bears, walrus and whales that depend upon the Arctic’s quickly melting sea ice are at risk, and so are we! As the Arctic’s sea ice melts, our coastal areas like New Orleans and Miami are threatened by rising sea levels. What happens to the Arctic happens to all of us.
- President Obama
President Obama, please take all new Arctic Ocean drilling off the table.
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