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Environment  (tags: environment, wildlife, animals, polar, bears, arctic, refuge, oil, drilling, pollution, globalwarming, habitat, destruction, CO2emissions, climatechange, ecosystems, nature, conservation, government, politics, palin, obama, salazar )

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In the wake of last summer's sky-high oil prices, Big Oil is escalating its campaign to open America's prime Arctic wildlands - including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Western Arctic Reserve and the Polar Bear Seas - to massive oil development.

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Tom M (814)
Monday May 25, 2009, 3:46 am
Tell the Obama administration to act quickly to address the effects of climate change on America's Arctic.

Secretary Ken Salazar, Department of the Interior

I urge your agency to take immediate steps to address the current crisis unfolding in America's Arctic, where rising temperatures have shrunk the ice pack to roughly half its historic size, leaving polar bears and other marine mammals in peril.

There is an urgent need for a bold, comprehensive action plan that is based on a full scientific assessment of the health, biodiversity and functioning of the arctic ecosystem. Until this assessment is completed, your administration should prohibit all new industrial activities in the Arctic, including all new oil and gas activities in priority conservation areas both off-shore and on-shore.

In addition, I urge you to:

- Work quickly to recommend that Congress designate the Arctic Refuge's coastal plain as wilderness;

- Withdraw the Teshekpuk Lake area from potential oil and gas leasing, recommend the area to Congress for permanent protection, and review other potential areas of the Western Arctic for permanent protection; and

- Regulate black carbon generated from the use of diesel engines, oil and gas flaring and marine transport in the Arctic, which is contributing to rising temperatures by absorbing sunlight.

It is imperative that you act quickly to slow the assault on the Arctic by working to reverse the effects of global warming and demonstrating a commitment to a sustainable energy future for America.


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Joycey B (750)
Monday May 25, 2009, 3:56 am
Action taken. Thanks Tom.

Thank you for urging the Obama administration to reject any new oil and gas drilling in America’s Arctic.

You've earned 10 action credits for sending this letter.

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Past Member (0)
Monday May 25, 2009, 3:46 pm
pledged, signed and noted TY Tom!

Kathy W (299)
Monday May 25, 2009, 8:19 pm
Pledged, signed and noted. Thanks Tom.

mary f (202)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 5:43 am
signed noeted thanks tom

. (0)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 9:00 am
noted, already signed.

Annie Cowling (116)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 9:47 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Tom.

Tuesday May 26, 2009, 10:16 am
Pledged, signed and noted. Thanks Tom.

Kari D (192)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 10:39 am
noted & aready signed

Shirley H (49)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 2:09 pm
Pledged, signed and noted.
Shirley H.

Mandi T (403)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 5:33 pm
Signed yesterday
Tx Tom :-)

sue M (184)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 6:16 pm
The way the governments are going we will be a barren land in 20yrs.

Tierney G (381)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 7:20 pm
Signed Thanks Tom

Lyn C (70)
Tuesday May 26, 2009, 9:25 pm
Thanks Tom for posting this petition for us to sign, which I just did!

Cheree M (46)
Wednesday May 27, 2009, 12:09 am
noted & signed. Thanks

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 28, 2009, 4:02 pm
Signed dearest Tom! Noted, thank you! :)

RosemaryRannes HusbandHeartFailure (650)
Friday May 29, 2009, 11:26 pm
Tom Pledge completed > Thank you for urging the Obama administration to reject any new oil and gas drilling in America’s Arctic.

You've earned 10 action credits for sending this letter.
Thank you for making the pledge "Send a Message to Save America's Arctic !"


Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday June 8, 2009, 8:49 am
Pledge Signed!
May 25, 2009
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