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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


Jul 11, 2014 Maria R Furbelli
Jul 11, 2014 Joanne Smith
Jul 11, 2014 Emily Moreno
Jul 11, 2014 Natalia Bagashvili
Jul 11, 2014 Tanya Atallah
Jul 11, 2014 Stephanie Boemers
Jul 11, 2014 Randy Webb
Jul 11, 2014 Gabi Harper
Jul 11, 2014 vickie williams
Jul 11, 2014 Nan Stevenson The planet is not yours to rape. We have enough oil...time to convert to renewables. What are you giving your children? A dead planet.
Jul 11, 2014 Annita Oxford
Jul 11, 2014 Crystal Burrow
Jul 11, 2014 Liliana Ferreira
Jul 11, 2014 Pam Miller
Jul 10, 2014 Melissa McTague
Jul 10, 2014 Kelly Florian
Jul 10, 2014 Heather Freehling we need to stop killing our oceans and the animals that live in them.
Jul 10, 2014 Diana Nicolas We are fast, killing our oceans!
Jul 10, 2014 Martin Feuerborn
Jul 10, 2014 marie-anna ultsch
Jul 10, 2014 mary louise breitenbach Thank you for your kind attention.
Jul 10, 2014 jeanne zirkle
Jul 10, 2014 Jean Marie Vinecourt
Jul 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2014 Sharon Baines
Jul 10, 2014 K Landis Oil spills are devastating and cannot be reserved ... don't allow them to happen in the Arctic
Jul 10, 2014 Susan Martinez
Jul 10, 2014 Margrit Simkins
Jul 10, 2014 Annaliese White
Jul 9, 2014 Tracey Cheney
Jul 9, 2014 Sushmita chakrabarti
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 Monique Lowther
Jul 9, 2014 Ashleigh Ahrens
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 ANNA CLIFTON
Jul 9, 2014 Jason Perez Do your homework before you do anything this risky. Don't take risks with the lifes of these creatures
Jul 9, 2014 Dawn Kerner Allowing big oil companies to turn this planet into a wasteland while they make huge profits is beyond my comprehension. Why are they still allowed to do this?
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 Lauren Van Gundy
Jul 9, 2014 Janine Weeks
Jul 9, 2014 nathalie vuillemin
Jul 9, 2014 Carol Schultz I realize that oil is a necessary product but we need to ensure that the Arctic (and all other areas) are protected to the best of our ability. The companies involved MUST be cautious and ensure that if a problem arises they are prepared to handle it.
Jul 9, 2014 kumru aykurt
Jul 9, 2014 crepaldi nadia
Jul 8, 2014 Jacquelyn Butler
Jul 8, 2014 Cher Hester
Jul 8, 2014 susan beckwith
Jul 8, 2014 cynthia ratliff

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