Mar 23, 2014

Don't Drill in America's Arctic Ocean

As Aldo Leopold said, "The outstanding scientific discovery of the twentieth century is not television, or radio, but rather the complexity of the land organism. Only those who know the most about it can appreciate how little we know about it. The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, "What good is it?" If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering." Conservation, pages 146-147
More info at WWF Action Network
"Arctic offshore drilling is a risk to the health of the ocean. The safeguards in place to protect the wildlife and communities that rely on these marine resources are not adequate to prepare for the acute risks that drilling in this environment poses.
A recent ruling by the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the US Department of the Interior violated the law by selling offshore oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska."
Take action and tell US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to reexamine all Arctic Ocean leasing decisions.

 Keep Drilling Out of America's Arctic Ocean