The Arctic Ocean may be the single worst place on Earth to drill for fossil fuels. It’s remote, fragile and battered by climate change. Harsh weather and unpredictable ice thwart spill responses. And the best science shows we can’t afford to burn its oil – not if we want to limit global warming. Drilling in the Arctic Ocean is an investment in long-term carbon pollution and a “no confidence” vote in our clean energy future. For now, Shell and other oil companies have largely abandoned operations there. We need to make sure they don’t come back.
The President, our global leader on climate change, has that power. He’s already canceled lease sales in the region set for 2016 and 2017. We stand together asking him now to lead further into a climate-safe future by banning oil and gas leasing in our Arctic Ocean once and for all.
For our children and our children’s children, please keep leading on climate.
Please ban drilling in the U.S. Arctic Ocean.