September 18th, 2009 09:06 EST
Polar Bears or Oil Rigs?
The Arctic has been home to irreplaceable, unique animals including polar bears, beluga whales, walruses and ice seals for thousands of years.
But in just four days the Obama administration will decide whether the Arctic will remain intact or be opened to destructive oil and gas drilling.
Please send an email asking Interior Secretary Salazar to protect the fragile Arctic by rejecting an aggressive Bush-era plan to open it to oil and gas drilling.
Don`t delay! The deadline for comments is Monday, September 21st.
Right before leaving office, the Bush administration drafted a shockingly aggressive plan for accelerated Arctic oil and gas drilling over the next five years " a plan that`s still in place.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has put the brakes on the Bush plan, temporarily, and he`s now asking the public for input on this crucial question before the Obama administration decides how to move forward.
It`s up to us to protect the Arctic and all its inhabitants by ensuring that Sec. Salazar receives an overwhelming number of comments in support of protecting the fragile Arctic ecosystem by rejecting the drilling plan.
Click here to send your message in support of the Arctic to Interior Secretary Salazar before this coming Monday, September 21st. http://ga3.org/campaign/polar_bears_or_oil_rigs/iwkn67g4hjxkib7b?
So much is at stake " if Sec. Salazar does not receive enough support for the protection of our fragile Arctic ecosystem, Shell and other large oil companies could begin drilling in the Arctic Ocean this coming year.
There are only a few days left to weigh in on this crucial decision " so please send your message today, and then spread the word to your friends and family and ask them to do the same.
Thank you for standing up for the polar bears, whales, and seals and the thousands of other precious living things that make their home in the Arctic.
Campaign Director, SaveOurEnvironment.org