Tell Obama You Oppose His Offshore Drilling Plan
Despite his rhetoric on moving beyond fossil fuels, President Obama proposed a new offshore drilling plan that could lead to the opening of vast new areas along America's coasts.
The good news: Alaska's environmentally sensitive Bristol Bay will be off-limits. But if implemented the plan overturns a long-standing moratorium on drilling off the Atlantic coast south of Delaware, in addition to opening up other parts of the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Sea.
Obama's plan puts polar bears, walruses and bowhead whales in danger in Alaska. It threatens highly endangered North Atlantic right whales along the eastern sea board. It would jeopardize commercial fisheries and vital habitat for threatened sea turtles along North Carolina's coast.
Tell Obama you oppose his hazardous offshore drilling plan.
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Dear President Obama,
As someone who cares about wildlife and the environment, I am extremely disappointed in today's White House announcement on offshore drilling.
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It does nothing to curb our dependence on fossil fuels and threatens the health of coastal waters. Endangered North Atlantic right whales, polar bears and other precious wildlife rely on these waters for their survival.
Now, more than ever, it is urgent that you support comprehensive climate and energy legislation to address harmful climate change and meet America's energy needs in a clean and sustainable manner -- without sacrificing our ocean waters or furthering our dependence on dirty drilling and fossil fuels that contribute to climate change.
I urge you to reverse course, and oppose environmentally irresponsible offshore drilling.