Trump: Halt Underhanded Sale of Alaskan Wilderness for Ruinous Oil Drilling

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States of America

Goal: Demand end of attempt to exploit oil deposits which would endanger at-risk wildlife.

As one of its last acts in office, the Trump administration is pressing ahead with the sale of oil drilling leases in Alaska. This decision comes despite years of evidence that this would endanger sensitive wildlife, protected ecosystems, and the lives and wellbeing of numerous Native American communities who live in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Among those animals under threat would be the Porcupine caribou, whose calving grounds lie within the areas likely to be damaged by drilling, and a large population of polar bears, whose habitat has shrunk dramatically in recent years due to human-induced climate change.

Rather than gracefully accept that his policies have been rejected by voters, President Trump has instead initiated the 60-day process which would result in millions of acres being subject to hard-to-rescind federal leases. This would end decades of conservationist work to protect the people and animals of the ANWR and hasten the disastrous effects of climate change, due to both industrial pollution and the pollution that would result from the burning of any oil produced. Sign the petition below to demand that this act of greed be ended immediately.


Dear President Trump,

As your term in office comes to an end, you are presented with an opportunity to depart the White House with dignity and grace. The decision to instead end it with a final favor to the oil companies which have caused the destruction of our planet will be a telling legacy for generations.

Drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge has long been understood to be a practice which would result in incalculable destruction for vital wildlife and Native American populations who have every right to expect that their rights and concerns will be respected and heard. I demand that you put an immediate stop to the leasing of Alaskan land to oil producers.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Alan D. Wilson

One Comment

  1. Gloria Navan says:

    Please stop this. This area mist be preserved with all attempts by commercial
    interests halted immediately.

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