In a few short weeks, two massive Shell Oil drilling rigs will sail north from Seattle to begin a summer of drilling in Alaska's fragile North Slope.
Opening the pristine Arctic waters for drilling could be a death sentence for precious Arctic wildlife like polar bears, beluga whales, seals and sea birds.
We've already seen the damage a spill can do in places like the Gulf where experienced cleanup experts are nearby and efforts are not hampered by frigid temperatures and extreme weather. And we all remember the tragedy of the Exxon Valdez spill off Alaska in 1989.
Time is running out to protect Arctic wildlife and habitat – please urge EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to reverse the decision and revoke Shell's "license to drill" before any damage is done.
While all the organizations participating in the Save Our Environment Action Center share the common goal of
protecting the environment, individual groups can, and sometimes do, differ in their approaches to specific issues.