Don’t Drill for Oil in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness

Target: Senator Susan Collins and Senator John McCain

Goal: Don’t allow oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where thousands of threatened animals find their habitat.

Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are set to allow oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife wilderness. Polar bears, caribou, and other Arctic animals that have called the 19.6-million-acre refuge home now face the imminent threat of extinction as their habitat is destroyed to make room for oil drills.

This land has been protected since 1960 and should remain as such. If this special place is opened to oil drilling, the country will lose a valuable piece of wilderness and put thousands of rare and endangered animals at risk.

A provision to allow drilling has been added to the Trump-supported Republican tax bill, though it has nothing to do with taxes. Though versions of the tax bill have passed both the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, Congress still must agree on a final bill before it becomes law. We have one last chance to pressure key senators to abandon this reckless plan to drill the Arctic.

The destruction of Alaska’s environment surely won’t make America great again. Sign the petition and demand that the Arctic be protected from oil spills and drilling.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Collins and Senator McCain,

In the past, you have stood up for the Arctic by opposing oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. However, we were very disappointed to see that the tax bill recently passed by you and your colleagues in the Senate would open this special place to drilling. Polar bears, caribou, Arctic foxes, and other rare and endangered species will lose their homes and their lives to make room for oil wells and drilling sites.

This land has been protected for well over fifty years. It’s been a preserved piece of America’s natural beauty. Should this land be destroyed, we will have lost something irreplaceable. As the House and Senate negotiate a final version of the tax bill, I urge you to oppose any final bill that includes Arctic drilling.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Jan Reurink

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15 Comments

  1. Greed! Greed will destroy us and everything. Please do what is right and only invest in green energy, the rest of the world is!

  2. Jeannette Allan says:

    This White House and its incompetent incumbent will leave a foul and tarnished legacy of his years in office. History will judge him harshly. This mindless greed, and mendacious self interest will cut a swathe of irretrievable destruction across our pristine wildernesses, wildlife habitats. Will they be satisfied when we are living in a barren moonscape, our oceans poisoned with oil, and everything we hold dear ,unspoiled , and beautiful dead and lifeless while the coffers of their billionaire donors are overflowing. Their actions are in direct opposition to the will of the people, and the good of the planet. They are an abomination and a disgrace to the nation they were elected to serve.

  3. Selena Brooks Selena Brooks says:

    Stupid Republicans as usual are trash and only care about themselves which is disgusting and disgraceful.

  4. NO OIL SPILL HERE NOW.

  5. The republicans should all just go kill themselves so we can put this GREAT NATION BACK ON THE PATH IT NEEDS TO BE ON! They are worthless!!!

  6. NOTHING BUT GREEDY BASTARDS!!!!!. LOUD ANGRY PROTESTS NEEDED, TO STOP THEIR THINKING OF GREED AND HARMING THE PLANET!!!!!. THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG IN THEIR DAMNED BRAINS TO EVEN THINK OF DOING SOMETHING THAT FUELS DISASTER!!!!!!. STAND UP FOR ALL WILDLIFE, AND THE PLANET, BEFORE THOSE BASTARDS DECIMATE EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE FOUGHT FOR AND SAVED!!!!

  7. Trump is just a self serving make money shit head with no regard for the environment it’s animals and or global warming. What a selfish prick .

  8. Denise Leblanc says:

    Senator Susan Collins and Senator John McCain:

    Can’t you see,YOU GREEDY PEOPLE, that after YOU have contaminated the oceans, cut all the trees, got rid of dozens of wildlife species,YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EAT MONEY???????????????? IT certainly seems that this previous sentence is TOO MUCH for YOU PEOPLE to understand. Too many words perhaps!!!???

    “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ”
    ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Don’t allow oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where thousands of threatened animals find their habitat.

  9. These people who want to destroy the Arctic are only interested in the money. The eyes of the world are watching–do the right thing

  10. Unbelievable when it is so obvious the human race is polluting itself to extinction that Trump and other ignorant people continue to pursue oil riches in pristine environments. How much can money blind our so called leaders – tragic.

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