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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 3,515
Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife

The Trump administration is taking its war on wildlife to the oceans.

In its latest bid to sell out our public resources, the Trump administration has announced a five-year plan to expose nearly all U.S. coastal waters to dirty and dangerous oil and gas drilling.

Secretary Zinke and the Trump administration are not only opening the door for corporate greed, they are paving the way for catastrophe for our oceans, coastlines and wildlife.

Take action now and tell Secretary Zinke our oceans and wildlife aren't his to exploit.

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Dear Secretary of the Interior Zinke,

I am writing as a Defender of Wildlife to urge you to reject the recently proposed five-year offshore drilling plan. The wildly reckless and irresponsible plan represents a sellout to billion-dollar corporations at the expense of our oceans and coastal communities. It throws stewardship of our ocean waters out the window. It risks irreparable damage to communities, human health and marine wildlife.

This proposal increases the risk to polar bears, walruses, North Atlantic right whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sea otters, orcas and other vulnerable species from a catastrophic oil spill. Even worse, it comes on the heels of a proposal to rescind regulations and protections put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe to prevent such a horrific disaster from ever taking place again.

But even when there is no major catastrophe, nearly all aspects of offshore oil and gas development are harmful to marine wildlife and marine habitats. The deafening seismic testing that precedes drilling wreaks havoc on marine wildlife, especially marine mammals, disturbing their natural behaviors and impairing their hearing. Drill rigs damage sensitive habitats and ecosystems. Marine wildlife is devastated by routine spills, air pollution and other fallout from industrial oil and gas development in our oceans.

America's natural heritage is not yours, nor President Trump's, to plunder. Do not allow such a dramatic change in policy that threatens communities — human and animal — all around this great country.


Petition Signatures

Mar 20, 2018 Virgil Pauls
Mar 20, 2018 Natalia Savenkova
Mar 20, 2018 joan silaco
Mar 19, 2018 Irene Stewart
Mar 19, 2018 Elaine Becker We MUST save species for future generations!
Mar 19, 2018 CARMEN FEITO
Mar 19, 2018 Candice C
Mar 19, 2018 Sophie Miranda
Mar 19, 2018 Jessica Hendershot
Mar 19, 2018 Heather Wiegand
Mar 19, 2018 Ash Rawal
Mar 19, 2018 Kay Roberts
Mar 19, 2018 (Name not displayed) Make Zinke and Trump drink and swim and bathe in the filthy, chemical- and oil-ridden water after an oil spill.
Mar 19, 2018 Courtney Hernandez
Mar 19, 2018 Karen Trainor
Mar 19, 2018 suzanne sullivan
Mar 19, 2018 joan gordon
Mar 19, 2018 Melissa O'Rourke
Mar 19, 2018 Jeanette Taylor
Mar 19, 2018 Nicole Hadjieva
Mar 18, 2018 Giovanna Fioravante
Mar 18, 2018 Floydene Norred Stop dumping plastics
Mar 18, 2018 Yolanda Bernhard
Mar 18, 2018 chantal van beveren
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 18, 2018 Victor/Carol Ignaczak
Mar 18, 2018 Regina Toledo
Mar 18, 2018 Niina Bejling
Mar 18, 2018 Beth Mitchell
Mar 18, 2018 Susan Eyclesheimer
Mar 18, 2018 Depoortere Mieke
Mar 18, 2018 Jackie Wilson
Mar 18, 2018 Kathryn Irby
Mar 18, 2018 Lisa Scott
Mar 18, 2018 Susana Perez
Mar 18, 2018 Ana Suarez
Mar 18, 2018 Anne-Marie Sancho
Mar 18, 2018 Joe Busarello III
Mar 18, 2018 Katherine Cadury
Mar 18, 2018 Judith Knouff
Mar 17, 2018 Su Garfinkle
Mar 17, 2018 Marina Castro
Mar 17, 2018 Elena Fowler
Mar 17, 2018 Karen Martinkovic SHAME!!! Stop destroying our country & our planet! Mr. Trump, if you can't or won't read, I suggest you watch the MOVIE "DEEPWATER HORIZON" - stop the madness - NONE of us, not even you, can eat & drink oil & gas.
Mar 17, 2018 Lotta Lindsjö
Mar 16, 2018 Elizabeth Montes
Mar 16, 2018 Lennart Blomqvist
Mar 16, 2018 Martha Bagni Shulman
Mar 16, 2018 Linda Hardeveld

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