A major oil spill in the Arctic Ocean could be catastrophic. Polar bears, walrus, whales and fish would be devastated. A late-summer well blowout could pump oil in to the ocean under Arctic Ocean ice for months, leading to an unprecedented environmental disaster.
Tell federal officials to halt their planning for lease sales that would turn over portions of the ocean to oil companies. No one is ready to operate safely in such a harsh, remote environment, and there is still no way to recover significant amounts of spilled oil. On top of that, oil production in the Arctic Ocean would increase climate change, now is the time to stop it – before it starts.
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Dear Secretary Jewell,
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