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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


May 21, 2018 Christine Earley
May 21, 2018 Natalie Gray
May 21, 2018 Jude Gorgopa
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Apparently, Zinke has not lived in California back in the day when oil floated in globs in the ocean. I remember the cousins and I using gasoline to take tar off our skin.
May 21, 2018 Alessandra Paolini
May 21, 2018 Beverly. Speirs
May 20, 2018 Patricia Walker
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 19, 2018 Ofelia Lam
May 18, 2018 Shannon Gipple
May 18, 2018 carole j.
May 17, 2018 Siti Arafah
May 17, 2018 Judith Sheppard
May 17, 2018 HSIU CHUI
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May 15, 2018 Deniz TiNaz
May 15, 2018 Bita Rezvani
May 15, 2018 Julie Berberi
May 15, 2018 Stéphanie Le Goff
May 15, 2018 MAFALDA AGUILAR
May 14, 2018 Carol Joan Patterson
May 14, 2018 Sarah McILwraith
May 14, 2018 Deborah Muligan
May 14, 2018 Martha Eberle
May 14, 2018 Lynette Schultz
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May 14, 2018 Heather Wilson
May 14, 2018 ana trillo
May 13, 2018 Ayça Beğçe
May 13, 2018 WENDY PUM
May 13, 2018 Joan Braniff
May 13, 2018 Karen Aiken
May 13, 2018 Manuela Werthwein
May 13, 2018 Danielle Ifrah
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May 13, 2018 Eva Avrampou
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May 12, 2018 Melanie Blank
May 12, 2018 Luz Marina Arias Arciniegas
May 12, 2018 Jennifer Falsetta
May 12, 2018 Patricia Lewis
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May 12, 2018 Ramona Montello
May 12, 2018 Arden Green
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