Target: President Barack Obama
Goal: Protect polar bears and other Arctic animals from environmental disasters
The Arctic is home to a variety of animals that have evolved and adapted to the region’s harsh, frigid climate. These animals include humpback whales, caribou, narwhals, walruses, and of course, polar bears. These animals are now in danger since the Obama Administration has proposed oil and gas drilling in the Beaufort Sea. The American public has seen firsthand what an oil spill does to the environment, and it is highly likely that such an accident will occur if drilling is allowed in the Arctic. For the wellbeing of the environment and these animals, tell the Obama Administration to halt drilling in the Beaufort Sea.
Humpback whales and polar bears are endangered species who call the Arctic their home. Many animals that live and rely upon the ice in the region are already suffering, as climate change is slowly melting the ice sheets. If you couple the problem of melting ice with the consequences of an oil spill, a vast majority of these animals could die. The American public knows that the BP oil spill in the Gulf still has lasting consequences, and many environmental experts agree that cleaning up such a spill is virtually impossible. Why would the American government want to risk harming the Arctic when the region is already suffering from climate change?
The Obama Administration should be focusing on sustainable resources, like solar and wind energy instead of relying on dirty fossil fuels or gas. Our animals have suffered enough thanks to humans; we shouldn’t be adding another problem to the Arctic region. Humans are innovative and we can certainly find other ways to harness energy. Tell the Obama Administration to stop drilling in the Beaufort Sea so our polar bears and other endangered animals have a chance to survive.
Dear President Obama,
Your administration is proposing the Beaufort Sea as the next location for oil and gas drilling. I for one oppose this idea, as our polar bears and humpback whales are already suffering tremendously from melting ice caused by climate change. If an oil spill were to happen here–and the likelihood of that happening is exceedingly high–the Arctic would experience an immense loss of life and environmental damage that is nearly impossible to reverse.
I urge you to halt whatever plans you have for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, and instead look towards renewable energy, such as solar and wind power. If you care about our environment and our future, you will ensure that the Arctic stays clean and free from drilling.
[Your Name Here]
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