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The Arctic Ocean's pristine waters are in danger. No technology currently exists to clean up oil spilled in the region home to endangered whales, polar bears, seals and other wildlife.

Demand a more cautious approach to offshore drilling in the Arctic. Drilling in the Arctic isn't worth the risk!

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Dear Sec. Jewell:

Allowing oil drilling and development in the pristine and remote waters of America's Arctic Ocean is a risky and unnecessary venture. Government scientists agree that more data is needed to fully understand the impacts of an oil spill in this sensitive region. Given this, I urge you to rescind the Chukchi Sea lease Sale 193 leases and gather vital missing baseline data and oil spill response information before moving forward with leasing and drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

The rush to allow oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean puts a sensitive ecosystem at unnecessary risk. It threatens endangered and threatened species, as well as Native communities.

Please consider the impacts of your decision to open the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling. Just over a year ago, a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico devastated that region. Don't make the same mistake twice by opening the Arctic Ocean to unsafe oil drilling.

Petition Signatures


Sep 22, 2014 Karod Junkedal
Sep 22, 2014 philippe alaime
Sep 22, 2014 Sieglinda Du Preez
Sep 22, 2014 Hope Walter
Sep 22, 2014 Valeria Otazu
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Melissa Carlson
Sep 21, 2014 Jernej Gradišek
Sep 21, 2014 Sean Sweeney We should be fazing out the use of oil and embracing renewable energy, drilling for oil in a fragile environment like the Arctic isn't just a huge blow for all the ecosystems that call it home it's setting back mankind and increasing our reliance on oil.
Sep 21, 2014 rebecca huffman-dunford
Sep 21, 2014 Alice Congram
Sep 21, 2014 Richard Harris
Sep 21, 2014 Francesco Rome
Sep 21, 2014 Sandra O'Shea
Sep 21, 2014 Tika Young
Sep 21, 2014 Tina Clevenger
Sep 21, 2014 Michelle Gendrich We are the biggest threat to the animal population, as well as their only means of survival. By doing nothing, we are the threat. There are always people out there who choose destruction over sanction.
Sep 21, 2014 Stacie Jarvis
Sep 21, 2014 Linda Burton
Sep 21, 2014 Yolanda Rosales Time is running out...must save the artic now.
Sep 21, 2014 Jesus Gonzalez
Sep 21, 2014 Donna Tietjen
Sep 21, 2014 Yasmina Jamai
Sep 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2014 Robert Austin How about we do more searching for alternative rule sources and leave the Arctic alone!
Sep 21, 2014 Maryellen Tabbutt
Sep 21, 2014 jill Cardenas
Sep 21, 2014 Beth Wilson
Sep 21, 2014 Mary Anne Andrews
Sep 21, 2014 Karen doebbler
Sep 21, 2014 Marie Hooper
Sep 21, 2014 Sharon Manicom
Sep 21, 2014 Larry Crelia
Sep 21, 2014 Nancy Garrett This is both unnecessary and destructive. To continue these actions would cause mass extinctions of all types of creatures, including man.
Sep 21, 2014 Lawrence Schmidt Drilling in the arctic for oil is the equivalent of of a person on oxygen suffering from emphysema lighting up a cigarette. We must be sensible and responsible, and being responsible does not mean doing what is easy, but rather doing what is right.
Sep 21, 2014 Narciso Tosti
Sep 21, 2014 Maria Vicareo
Sep 21, 2014 Sandra Bradley
Sep 21, 2014 Deborah Henne
Sep 21, 2014 diana verne
Sep 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2014 jamie lovell
Sep 21, 2014 Rachel Beeson
Sep 21, 2014 Nick Winlund
Sep 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2014 francesca hodge
Sep 21, 2014 Leah Lindal
Sep 21, 2014 Tammy Martin
Sep 21, 2014 Teresa Grant
Sep 21, 2014 Tracy Vogt

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