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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,

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May 29, 2018 Kelly Lott It is the responsibility of us humans to protect the environment and its inhabitants. If not we- then who will? We must care not only for the creatures who dwell in it but for future generations
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