The Obama Administration is taking steps to protect the Arctic from oil drilling for the next two years, but that’s not enough. We need to put an end to Arctic oil forever.
President Obama recently announced his administration will cancel lease sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas for 2016 and 2017 respectively. That means that there will be no new leases granted to companies that want to drill in the U.S. Arctic for the next two years.
Now we need to keep fighting strong to stop all other oil companies from drilling in the fragile ecosystem at a later date. We need to shut the door on Arctic drilling for good.
Activism has helped us get this far. Now it's time to send a message to President Obama to demand he finish the job to protect the Arctic and our climate, and urge him to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Mr President: We know you’re listening