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NGOs Call on Obama Administration to Suspend Arctic Oil Drilling After Series of Blunders


Environment  (tags: environment, energy, destruction, Arctic drilling, oil drilling, protection, nature, humans, pollution, politics, ecosystems, conservation, habitat, wildlife, habitatdestruction )

Cal
- 462 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A coalition of 17 conservation groups are calling on the Obama Administration to suspend offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic after Shell's attempt to drill there has been undermined by a series of mishaps Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/201



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Rock H. (254)
Friday January 11, 2013, 6:23 pm
Has anyone been able to locate a website with this letter published listing the groups?
 

John B. (215)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:42 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Jeremy Hance. Good for them.
To Rock H. here is a link to the Letter (PDF) with the NGO's signers:
http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/ArcticCEOlettertoDOI.pdf
 

Alllan Yorkowitz (462)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:18 am
commented-thanks
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:32 am
The Obama administration has a dismal record on environment! Thanks - it doesn't exactly brighten my day!
 

Rock H. (254)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:32 am
This is a very big deal that should get major attention. The article did a us a disservice by not providing the full list.

Thanks to John here is the full list of organizations signing the letter:
ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
CLEAN WATER ACTION
DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
EARTHJUSTICE
ENVIRONMENT AMERICA
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
GREENPEACE
LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
OCEANA
OCEAN CONSERVANCY
PACIFIC ENVIRONMENT
SIERRA CLUB
THE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
 

Stephen Brian (24)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:21 am
Working in the arctic presents a large number of engineering-problems which are not present in most places. The cold can affect materials, the remoteness can affect the speed with which damage can be repaired and parts can be replaced, and there are probably a few problems I don't know about. Any project over there should be started on a small scale, have its engineering proven effective, and only then expanded. At least it was only 272 gallons of oil spilled, and not 272,000. Small-scale proof-of-concept projects should continue, perhaps even with some government-assistance as the knowledge gained from such experiments in engineering could be very useful for public works, but industrial scale projects should only begin once all the kinks are worked out up to the satisfaction of the local communities.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 12:25 pm
Noted and commented . thanks !
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 12:50 pm
This is a disgrace.They are trashing the environment
 

Dianne D. (450)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:06 pm
Thanks Roc H for the additional information
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:01 pm
Noted.
 

Graca T. (46)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:12 pm
Let`s wait & see!...
 

Holly Lawrence (473)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:15 pm
NO DRILLING!!!! Thanks, Cal, noted and I will share ...
 

Natalie V. (27)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 3:09 pm
noted
 

Muriel Servaege (37)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 3:11 pm
Thank you, Cal. 'No drilling' should be the rule.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:46 pm
With corrupt politicians oil companies eventually get to do anything they want to do.
 

kathleen benbow (3)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:53 pm
In a perfect world we could stop the drilling. As it is, we have a President being bullied by an uncooperative Speaker of the House who wouldn't know the word "cooperation" if he looked it up in his Funk and Wagnalls. It's a shame that money talks the way it does..and our children are going to pay for it, unfortunately.
 

Winn Adams (178)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 6:20 pm
Thanks
 

Tim C. (1532)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:16 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:29 pm
Noted. Since the election, I'd hoped Obama would "flip 180" on many of these issues. But, nearly every time I turn the around, he's still seeming to cater to Corporate Overlords. His EPA head, Lisa Jackson, is quitting because he's digging in his heels over Tar Sands. One-by-one, he's systematically alienated anybody who's even slightly "progressive" out of his inner circle. Van Jones was one of the first. Then, he allowed Emmanuel to insult his base and keep his job. All we can do is continue to write, phone and petition....and enlist the aid of others to gain mass. Protests are being planned now for actions in upcoming months.
 

Tammy Taylor (14)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:53 am
thanks
 

Nimue P. (195)
Monday January 14, 2013, 3:17 am
Noted.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:44 am
Wrong wrong! Thanks
 
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