It's been 23 years since the now-infamous oil tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil off Alaska's coast. The spill was one of the most devastating environmental disasters in history, with far-reaching consequences for wildlife and people. Tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil still linger today.
Now Shell Oil is planning the most aggressive offshore Arctic-drilling program in history. The remote Arctic Ocean, with its volatile weather and towering sea ice, is home to polar bears, walrus, whales and birds. It's a beautiful but dangerous place, and if a spill occurs Shell has no viable plan to contain it.
It's time to demand real change, not just business as usual and empty promises.
Help us send 1 million signatures to President Obama asking him to stop Shell's reckless drilling plans and say NO to Arctic drilling. If Obama approves Shell's plans, we could face an irreversible oil-spill disaster in one of America's last, best wildernesses.
Dear President Obama,
Oil drilling in our oceans won't solve the climate crisis. Protect polar bears, whales, and sea turtles from oil spills. Plan for our future:
-- Stop Shell from risky drilling this summer where oil spill response is non-existent in the remote, frozen Arctic waters.
-- Cancel lease sales proposed for Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.
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