To: US Senate
I urge you to put polar bear protection ahead of new oil development by supporting legislation by Rep. Edward Markey (H.R. 5058) and Senator John Kerry (S. 2568) to stop Lease Sale 193 in the Chukchi Sea -- at least until the Secretary of the Interior determines whether to list the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
As the U.S. Government considers listing these animals under the Endangered Species Act, it should not first seriously threaten the health of its most vital habitat by allowing offshore drilling.
Please act immediately to save the polar bear by supporting this important legislation. We need to take real steps to protect the Polar Bear and aid its recovery, and to stop dangerous and dirty offshore oil drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.
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