Help Me

Help Me

Seals, whales, and walruses are just a few of the arctic species depending on you today. In fact, entire ecosystems in America’s Arctic are still under threat from oil and gas development.

Your voice is needed to help reverse aggressive Bush-era plans to expand oil leases in pristine Arctic waters already under stress from climate change.

We need your help immediately. Right now, Shell is aggressively seeking to start exploratory drilling in both the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, as early as 2010. Take action now to protect our Arctic waters from drilling!

As a WildAlert subscriber, you helped defend sensitive Arctic ecosystems earlier this year. Together we sent an overwhelming 98,000 letters to the Department of the Interior, and the Obama administration has since put the most recent Bush-era plans on hold! While the hold did not apply to previous controversial leases that opened 80 million acres in the Arctic Ocean and Alaska’s Bristol Bay, federal courts have ruled that additional scientific review of those leases is needed.

Now the administration is giving the public the chance to weigh in on all of these controversial plans. Won’t you join us in voicing concern for America’s Arctic?

Please urge Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to create a new science-based plan that will ensure the health and survival of America’s Arctic. Tell Salazar that until such a plan is completed, the only solution that will truly protect arctic species is a “timeout” from all oil and gas related activities in the Arctic Ocean.

Please take action today. Once America’s Arctic is destroyed, it will be gone forever.


Kathy Kilmer
The Wilderness Society