Less than one year after the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and just weeks after a significant oil spill in the frigid waters off the coast of Norway, Shell and other oil companies are pressuring the Obama administration to open up the fragile and remote waters of the Arctic to harmful new drilling.
The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas -- sometimes called the Polar Bear Seas -- are vital to the survival of America's threatened polar bears, walrus, bowhead whales and so many other Arctic species.
Yet Shell Oil and other companies are charging ahead with plans to industrialize this crucial area.
We only have until Thursday to make our voices heard -- the Obama administration will make a decision after the public comment period ends this week.
Join Defenders of Wildlife in sending a loud, clear message to the Obama administration about the importance of protecting the Polar Bear Seas.
Take action today and tell them NO harmful offshore drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.