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11/10/11: 26,342 signatures sent to Shell headquarters. Please continue to sign for this important cause if you haven't already!
Goal: 50,000 Progress: 30,173
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The oil industry is at it again. Oil giant Shell is planning to conduct coalbed methane drilling in a beautiful and remote area of British Columbia called the Sacred Headwaters. If completed, Shell will construct a network of gas wells that would underlie a large portion of the Headwaters.

Coalbed methane developments have grave impacts for the environment. Methane drilling can contaminate groundwater and disturb natural ecosystems — like the one at the Sacred Headwaters that's home to salmon, caribou, and wolves. And not only is it home to precious animal life, the Sacred Headwaters was declared one of British Columbia's most endangered rivers.

The Sacred Headwaters are home to countless species of invaluable plants and animals. We can't allow big oil conglomerates like Shell to operate in areas that should only be preserved.

Write to Shell executives imploring them to take their toxic drilling elsewhere.

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Dear Shell executives,

I was shocked to learn of the coalbed methane drilling Shell is planning to expand in the Sacred Headwaters of British Columbia.

The Sacred Headwaters is home to precious salmon breeding grounds, as well as majestic species such as caribou, wolves, bears, and moose. The area is one of the most pristine and dazzling sights Canada has to offer.

Yet profit alone is what is driving your company to risk the safety and unadulterated beauty of this landscape. Shell's plans to move forward with coalbed methane drilling in the region threaten local residents and plants and animals alike.

Coalbed drilling has vast and worrisome implications for the surrounding environment and ecosystems. We cannot allow Shell to take advantage of the Sacred Headwaters. We must protect this precious land and keep it out of the hands of big oil.

Please do the right thing for the environment and cease all plans to drill in the Sacred Headwaters.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Sep 2, 2014 Constance Jackson Drill Elsewhere. Please.
Sep 2, 2014 miodrag bozic
Sep 1, 2014 Linda Eley
Sep 1, 2014 Pamela Lyons
Sep 1, 2014 Robert petermann
Sep 1, 2014 Katherine Murdock
Sep 1, 2014 Patricia Sullivan
Sep 1, 2014 Carol Adams This is disgusting. I protest it in the strongest possible terms.
Sep 1, 2014 Carlo Corti
Sep 1, 2014 Julie Behmer Planet first not Corporate Greed! When is enough enough?
Sep 1, 2014 Marsha Kimball
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2014 meg peters
Sep 1, 2014 Stephen McDougall
Sep 1, 2014 Kim Newhart
Sep 1, 2014 Lloyd Johnson
Aug 31, 2014 Barbara Maloit
Aug 31, 2014 ellie Casarez
Aug 31, 2014 Henry Kowalski
Aug 30, 2014 Amelia Tennant
Aug 29, 2014 John Blair Please don't place profits ahead of the environment!
Aug 29, 2014 jo Penston
Aug 29, 2014 Deborah A
Aug 28, 2014 Venice Rembold
Aug 28, 2014 Ariana Stefan
Aug 28, 2014 Brian Bullard You guys already have a god awful reputation. There's a reason people like me and everyone I know do out best to avoid buying your gasoline. You want more consumers to like you? Wise up and make better decisions. Fairness rules human economic decisions.
Aug 27, 2014 William Mc Guire
Aug 27, 2014 Penelope Harris
Aug 27, 2014 julie wylie stop trying to drill and harm animals and lakes and forest and rivers for your greedy ways stop destroy the planet more
Aug 27, 2014 Virginia Mariposa
Aug 27, 2014 Kristina Brough
Aug 27, 2014 Sharon Payne
Aug 27, 2014 Kathleen Neely
Aug 27, 2014 Elisabetta Lelli
Aug 27, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Aug 27, 2014 Carita O'Connor I believe it is time for oil companies to transition to production of energy by clean methods - and to take responsibility for the damage they have caused.
Aug 27, 2014 D. Garcia
Aug 27, 2014 stephanie cameron
Aug 27, 2014 connie Raper
Aug 27, 2014 Marsha King
Aug 27, 2014 Mihaela Stan
Aug 26, 2014 Francesco Cavarra
Aug 26, 2014 Vesna Cajnko
Aug 26, 2014 Geraldine Ring
Aug 25, 2014 Terry Moss
Aug 25, 2014 JILL BARRETT
Aug 25, 2014 Poderosa Norton
Aug 25, 2014 susana giraudo
Aug 25, 2014 medo gozdni
Aug 25, 2014 Lisa Haut

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