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Stop oil drilling in Alaskan wilderness

967 Signatures Goal: 1,000

The battle to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has moved to the Senate, and powerful special interests are cranking up the pressure to drill for oil in America\'s last great untouched wilderness. Big Oil and the Teamsters and AFL-CIO labor unions rammed the proposal through the House of Representatives Aug. 1. The Arctic refuge -- our most magnificent wildlife sanctuary -- is the only remaining 5 percent of Alaska\'s North Slope not already open to drilling. Oil exploration there would be like drilling in Yellowstone National Park or the Grand Canyon. Big Oil wants to drill on the refuge\'s coastal plain. That\'s the biological heart of the refuge. Called \"America\'s Serengeti,\" it is home to polar bears, musk oxen, wolves, millions of migratory birds, caribou and hundreds of other species. The most optimistic estimates of commercially recoverable oil from the coastal plain would yield only about six months\' worth of oil for the U.S. -- not even a dent in our dependence on foreign oil. America could save far more oil simply by increasing the fuel efficiency of our cars and light trucks. The industrial disturbance would be immense and spills inevitable. Polar bears could abandon their dens, leaving cubs to die. BP\'s facilities at nearby Prudhoe Bay constitute one of the world\'s largest industrial complexes, and in 1999 alone it had 293 spills of 44,551 gallons! And remember all the wildlife killed by the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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Links

http://www.savearcticrefuge.org/ http://www.sierraclub.org/wildlands/arctic/
  • Lisa M Rimka
    Lisa M Rimka United States, Santa Monica
    Aug 30, 2015
    Aug 30, 2015
    Why are we taking this risk. We've seen the out come of oil disasters , why , why even risk it. Not to mention there has to be an impact on the wildlife in the area, mostly detrimental. Please , please stop this .
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 27, 2015
    Aug 27, 2015
    we have to reduce the CO2 emission, stop the rising ocean level and the climate change
  • Sasha
    Sasha Canada, Toronto
    Aug 25, 2015
    Aug 25, 2015
    Stop the oil drilling!!!
  • matthew Saltzman
    matthew Saltzman United States, Rancho Cucamonga
    Jul 30, 2015
    Jul 30, 2015
    This needs to stop enough is enough save the planet and animals
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