Protect Polar Bears, Whales, Walruses, and Seals from Offshore Drilling
UPDATE July 8: We met our goal! Just sent off 20,028 signatures. Thanks!
UPDATE July 7 3:53pm: Wow! Almost 18,000 signatures in less than 48 hours. So close to our goal of 20,000 - will you help?
The harsh conditions that most people would find inhospitable - frozen seas, massive waves, isolation - are what make the Chukchi Sea perfect for polar bears, whales, walruses, seals, and other Arctic marine animals that call it home. These same conditions are also a recipe for disaster in the inevitable event of an offshore drilling accident.
The government is saying they have spent enough money on scientific research in the Chukchi Sea. But there are still large scientific gaps on how offshore oil and gas development will impact the environment and the animals and indigenous communities that rely on a healthy Arctic Ocean.
The US government needs to hear from you by July 8: freeze Arctic drilling until we know more.