NO Oil Drilling in Polar Bear Seas

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: President Barack Obama, Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar
Royal Dutch Shell cancelled plans to drill for oil this year in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, known as Polar Bear Seas- home to the entire U.S. population of polar bears and a vital migration route for bowhead and beluga whales.

Shell has shown it is not prepared and cannot be trusted to operate safely and contain oil spills in the unpredictable and challenging Arctic environment. Their oil spill containment equipment failed a test under calm conditions.

We are relieved that Shell will not be able to drill for oil this year in Polar Bear Seas, but we need a permanant solution. Drilling for oil in the Artic is an expensive and risky mistake. Place a permanant ban on oil drilling in the Arctic.

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
comments (202) 456-1111
switchboard (202) 456-1414
fax (202) 456-2461
e-mail:http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact


Secretary of the Interior
Ken Salazar
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW, Rm. 5665
Washington DC 20240
Phone: 202-208-3801

Email: feedback@ios.doi.gov
Secretary_of_the_Interior@ios.doi.gov

Royal Dutch Shell cancelled plans to drill for oil this year in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, known as Polar Bear Seas- home to the entire U.S. population of polar bears and a vital migration route for bowhead and beluga whales.

Shell has shown it is not prepared and cannot be trusted to operate safely and contain oil spills in the unpredictable and challenging Arctic environment. Their oil spill containment equipment failed a test under calm conditions.

We are relieved that Shell will not be able to drill for oil this year in Polar Bear Seas, but we need a permanant solution. Drilling for oil in the Artic is an expensive and risky mistake. Place a permanant ban on oil drilling in the Arctic.

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