(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.”