Keep Up the Fight for Clean Oceans

Target: President of the United States, Barack Obama

Goal: Protect remaining coastal waters from big oil.

President Barack Obama has just permanently banned drilling for gas and oil in swaths of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, which is a huge victory for marine wildlife and coastal communities, as well as the water supply. However, the Gulf of Mexico, a good portion of the Atlantic Ocean, and the rest of our waters are still vulnerable. This victory only means we must continue our fight for clean and safe oceans worldwide.

Big oil has done too much damage to the oceans over the years, including the infamous Exxon spill of 1989. It has taken us a long time to come as far as we have in our fight against oceanic pollution, and with Trump attempting to bring many supporters of big oil into his cabinet, we must work harder than ever. We must bring the still-vulnerable waters into the web of protection against drilling.

Coastal communities need clean water to thrive. All species need clean water to drink and to wash with, and marine wildlife depends on their natural habitat remaining safe to continue their existence. Sign this petition to help continue the fight for clean oceans and to protect the remaining waters from big oil.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

We have achieved a great victory in our fight against oceanic pollution and big oil, and it is thanks to your ban on drilling in the Arctic and in swaths of the Atlantic Ocean. However, much of the Atlantic ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and other bodies of water remain vulnerable. We have precious little time before Donald Trump enters office and attempts to fill his cabinet with big oil supporters, so we must act as soon as possible.

Coastal communities and marine life need clean water to thrive. Too many aquatic species have suffered due to pollution and loss of habitat. Humans need clean water to drink, and the pollution caused by big oil can contaminate the seafood we consume on a regular basis. Your hard work in protecting the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic are widely appreciated. Please continue this fight with us to protect the rest of our waters.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Vinay Deep

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5 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    keep oceans clean now president obama!

  2. “The human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future – deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities and the spread of disease.” — The World Watch Institute

    http://www.cowspiracy.com/

    • This petition is about big oil and the FOSSIL FUEL industry’s impact on the surrounding environment though thank you for your contribution, heartfelt.

  3. THANK you for the BAN on offshore oil and gas activity in the Arctic and thank you for starting a process with regard to low-impact shipping as well, absolutely critical, and the regulation of the development of fisheries in the Arctic… Canada’s participation demonstrates that North America is taking leadership in relation to the one of the most ecologically sensitive, fragile and threatened areas in the world. Hopefully, other Arctic leaders will follow suit and, hopefully, such a motion will not be easily overturned in the future… AS CHANGE in administration is forthcoming (and a consequent fossil fuel, “big oil” approach attempts to re-surface, once again, as “answer” to economic growth), many remaining waters, and consequent marine wildlife, still remain in need of protection.
    At the SAME TIME, a continued focus on economic development beyond this ONE SECTOR is essential and forward looking…crucial.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared ?

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