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.
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