(4/30 deadline) – The Beaufort Sea needs to remain off-limits.
Currently at 8,867 comments, up from 40 comments last week! Come on, fellow resisters – let’s put this on the map!
Oil companies don’t behave well, even when they’re close to home…
Here’s a interesting point of comparison… Oil companies drilling in off CA, including in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, have had nearly 400 violations since 2015! From failed and missing tests, to spilling 120,000 gallons of crude oil, oil companies prove daily that they are not trustworthy partners.
Can we trust them in the isolation of the far north? No, of course not.
In Dec. of 2016, Obama said that the Beaufort Sea and the entire Chukchi Sea was off-limits to drilling per “the scientific assessment that, even with the high safety standards that both our countries have put in place, the risks of an oil spill in this region are significant and our ability to clean up from a spill in the region’s harsh conditions is limited. By contrast, it would take decades to fully develop the production infrastructure necessary for any large-scale oil and gas leasing production in the region—at a time when we need to continue to move decisively away from fossil fuels.”
Trump don’t care. His administration is proposing to resume leasing areas of Alaska’s Beaufort Sea to oil drilling as soon as next year. Tell him to leave the Beaufort Sea off-limits!
Comment here by Apr 30, 2018 11:59 PM ET. Continue reading “Mon. – 4/30 – Last day for this action.”
Illustration from Science – “Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer’s, dementia”
#1. – LAST DAY (4/23) Dirtier Air Courtesy of Trump’s EPA.
The Trump Administration has been determined to rollback and unravel the hard fought for rules protecting our air, water and soil from pollution. With strong support from the oil and fossil fuel industry, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to withdraw from the Control Techniques Guidelines (CTGs) that assist states in controlling air pollution from the oil and natural gas industry, and trigger related clean air planning requirements in many areas with ozone smog problems. Withdrawal of these guidelines would mean that, as a practical matter, much uncontrolled or under-controlled oil and gas industry equipment in impacted areas would continue to emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a group of chemicals that react in the atmosphere to form ground-level ozone (smog). Let EPA know we support keeping these guidelines and oppose allowing pollutants to dirty our air.
Deadline for comments to the EPA is TODAY – Monday, April 23. Comment here.
Read other comments here.
We have been reviewing comments already submitted. There are a number of conservative comments, including letter/attachments from energy companies eager to improve their profit margins, like this one…
So get your comments in right away. They do NOT have to be long. There are currently only 14,642 recorded comments.
Sample Written Script: Pick some of these points and mix and match. More information on air pollution issues here. If your health or someone you love has health issues from pollution, make it personal. Continue reading “Mon. 4/23 – Deadline TODAY for these comments on our environment!”