Action – Write a comment to stop this cancer in the heart of an endangered polar bear habitat. You have until 11:59 EST to do it.
Trump and his fossil-fuel supporters want to put an oil rig in the middle of a wildlife refuge filled with endangered species. Monster storms, rising seas, endangered species, melting ice, an oil company known to cut corners and responsible for a 4-month long leak, polar bears heading back to land, where they will encounter new roads, above-ground pipelines and tasty, yet dangerous humans….
What could go wrong?
- Comment here by tonight Jan. 4th, 2018 11:59 PM ET.
- Need more information to write, or comment examples to look at? Go here.
Continue reading “Fri 1/4: Today is IT for comments on oil drilling in a pristine and perilous area filled with endangered animals. What’s not to write about?”
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has extended the public comment period re 2019 Beaufort Sea oil & gas lease sale. Due to disruptions caused by the Nov. 30 Anchorage-area earthquake, the comment period will now end Jan 4, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Update 12.20: Additional resources under “Resources on Endangered Animals”
Continue reading “Wed. 12/19: Deadline for comments on oil drilling in a pristine and perilous area filled with endangered animals – EXTENDED to Jan 4th! What’s not to write about?”
(While our attention is elsewhere… (Trump: orange or striped jumpsuit? Texas judge screws the ACA, Butina is going to testify? Mulvaney is chief of staff? )
…the dark business of deconstructing our protections continues unabated as corporate-friendly and extremist-backed rule-change proposals roll off the assembly line every day.)
Today, we’re asking you to write comments against drilling for oil in the federal waters off Alaska.
Trump tells us lots of fairy tales…Let’s tell one of our own. A future fairy tale…
Once upon a time, when there were bears as white as ice, high priests worshipped a dark power that dwelt below the earth, a power made of the very essence of what had ruled the earth before the history of man. The priests searched for help in their endless quest for this dark power, which, when restored to the surface, and harnessed to man’s desires, brought them great wealth. An alliance was made with those who ruled the upper lands, those who were the most venal and uncaring of the true nature of that the priests controlled. That alliance begat a ruler, who begat a beast of rules and laws, named for the insatiable dark power it craved.
And as this beast grew, it demanded sacrifice. Sacrifice of the animals of old. Sacrifice of the land. Sacrifice of the water. Sacrifice of the air. Sacrifice of the oldest, the youngest, and the weakest of mankind’s children. Sacrifice until all the dark power had returned, resting on the ground, floating in the oceans, flying with the winds, where it would change the very nature of the earth below and the heavens above. Sacrifice until even the richest and most powerful, gripping hard the dead magic of their wealth, were swept away. And the dark power returned to rule the upper lands, in a time again free of man.
And no one could say “The End”. Continue reading “Fri 12/14: “Once upon a time, there were bears as white as ice…” – Deadline to stop arctic drilling, Dec. 17th.”