Protect Arctic Polar Bears, Whales, Walruses, and Seals from Offshore Drilling
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Frozen Arctic seas. Subzero temperatures. Massive waves. Over 1,000 miles away from the closest Coast Guard response center.
These harsh conditions that people would find inhospitable 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 November 30: a lack of scientific information, combined with treacherous, Arctic conditions, spells disaster in the event of an oil spill.