January 5th, 2012 11:24 EST
Big Oil Wants to Drill in Arctic Ocean
The BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico was truly devastating " but an oil spill in the Arctic`s extreme, icy conditions would be much worse!
So why is the Obama Administration pushing forward a plan that would allow oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean?
They`ve asked for our input on this risky offshore drilling plan " but we only have until this coming Monday, January 9th, to speak out.
Ask the Obama administration to heed the lesson of the Gulf spill and stop this dangerous plan before tragedy strikes in the Arctic Ocean.
After the BP disaster in the Gulf, President Obama stood before the American people and promised safer, cleaner offshore drilling. But the newly proposed 5-year offshore leasing plan falls short of this promise, allowing potentially risky drilling in America`s pristine and fragile Arctic Ocean habitat.
Here are the cold, hard facts " there is no proven way to clean up an oil spill in a region where icecaps cover the ocean waters and with no boats or equipment nearby to help clean up the mess.
An Arctic spill would devastate many species, including polar bears, walruses, bowhead whales, and more. Even the Coast Guard has admitted that it`s response capability in the Arctic would be like "starting from zero."
Will you speak out to protect the polar bears and whales? Ask the Obama administration to leave the Arctic out of the final offshore drilling program BEFORE the January 9th deadline.
If this risky offshore Arctic drilling plan is approved as is, we could be facing the next major oil spill disaster and the devastation of a marine ecosystem that is vital to the health of our planet. But, if we speak out together now, we can make sure that the plan does NOT include risky Arctic drilling.
Please submit your comment by January 9th to protect the Arctic from dangerous drilling. Don`t delay " we won`t get another chance to stop this. http://soe.salsalabs.com/o/1/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=250&track=2012_0104_Arctic_Drilling_Alert
Thank you again for all that you do.