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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


Jul 15, 2018 Michelle Collar
Jul 15, 2018 Marlisa James
Jul 14, 2018 Caterina Raviglione
Jul 14, 2018 Bernadette Monaghan
Jul 14, 2018 Eleonora De Giorgio
Jul 13, 2018 Carole Vick We must protect our oceans and wildlife. Drilling is too great a chance to take regardless.
Jul 13, 2018 felipe guillen
Jul 13, 2018 Donna Salisbury
Jul 12, 2018 irina antoshkina
Jul 12, 2018 Andrea Schreyer
Jul 11, 2018 Patricia Jio
Jul 11, 2018 Barb Livingston
Jul 11, 2018 Karishma Brough
Jul 9, 2018 mary lehman Protect our oceans. They are one of God's magnificent creations and need to be respected and protected by ALL of us.
Jul 9, 2018 Hazel Sharrad
Jul 9, 2018 Anna Celandine
Jul 7, 2018 Peter Miller
Jul 6, 2018 Lawrence Toush
Jul 6, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jul 5, 2018 Alysa Waring
Jul 5, 2018 Etelvina Serrano
Jul 5, 2018 Judith Lotz
Jul 5, 2018 jackie lewthwaite
Jul 4, 2018 Kristine Kelch
Jul 1, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jun 30, 2018 Linda Cypert
Jun 29, 2018 Nails Kirby
Jun 29, 2018 Averill Waterhouse
Jun 29, 2018 Daniel Baldwin
Jun 29, 2018 Nancy Wein
Jun 29, 2018 David Parker
Jun 29, 2018 Ramona Blankinship
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Jun 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 Agnes Hetzel
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 28, 2018 ELVIRA ANTIBO
Jun 27, 2018 Carolina Costa
Jun 26, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 26, 2018 fresia sanchez
Jun 26, 2018 julie huynh
Jun 22, 2018 Audrey Simpson
Jun 22, 2018 Carol Doud
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 19, 2018 Satoko Takahashi
Jun 18, 2018 Patricia Dangle
Jun 17, 2018 Will Evans
Jun 16, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 16, 2018 Rebecca Holzer
Jun 15, 2018 Anna Stołecka

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