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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

Feb 21, 2018 Melania Padilla
Feb 21, 2018 D Margo Salone
Feb 21, 2018 Angela Kohn
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Feb 20, 2018 Veronica B.
Feb 20, 2018 bonnie reeves
Feb 20, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 20, 2018 Kate Kenner Can you think of nothing else escapes destruction and what serves fossil fuel companies and those who benefit?
Feb 20, 2018 David Councilman
Feb 20, 2018 Lone Fundby
Feb 20, 2018 sue harrington
Feb 20, 2018 Corrina Parker
Feb 19, 2018 Valarie Haramis
Feb 19, 2018 Miia Suuronen
Feb 19, 2018 Joan Chovit
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Feb 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2018 Chantal Buslot
Feb 19, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Feb 18, 2018 I. meszaros
Feb 18, 2018 Stella Stephens
Feb 17, 2018 Mary Salerno
Feb 17, 2018 Suzanne Salerno
Feb 17, 2018 Dunja Srdanovic
Feb 17, 2018 Brigitte Smith
Feb 17, 2018 Cara Gregory
Feb 16, 2018 Dennis Kaplan
Feb 16, 2018 Diana Halvey
Feb 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Feb 15, 2018 Laura and Bill Congdon When are you gonna be happy if you really have to take all the wild animals and all the oceans from us we not be happy until they’re all gone. Do the right thing. Would you not like your grandparents to see all the animals and oceans that we have to offe
Feb 15, 2018 giuliana Donadio
Feb 15, 2018 Tishura stockdale
Feb 14, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Feb 14, 2018 Adina Lesperance
Feb 14, 2018 aya oda
Feb 13, 2018 Karen Carson
Feb 13, 2018 Arlene Fullaway
Feb 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2018 Lynn Schaefer
Feb 13, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Feb 12, 2018 kellyann morander
Feb 12, 2018 Kalliope M.
Feb 12, 2018 Stanley Charles Offshore drilling is just another accident waiting to happen. We must protect these animals from the harm that will be caused if this takes place. These animals are God's creation and deserve our protection and respect.
Feb 12, 2018 Sheila Dillon
Feb 12, 2018 Kim Zwicker
Feb 12, 2018 Danuta Watola
Feb 12, 2018 Niina Anttinen
Feb 11, 2018 christiane bourletias

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