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TomCat S (128)
Friday April 18, 2014, 1:34 am
One of the best words that could be used to describe the Oil Industry is greedy. I think they see that the carbon paradigm must come to an end, but they are determined to squeeze every last bit of profit from earth, no matter now much damage they do in the process. Now they want to drill the Arctic, an area particularly hazardous for drilling, and especially sensitive to environmental damage.

Ana MESNER (201)
Friday April 18, 2014, 1:35 am
Done- NO to Big Oil!

Arielle S (313)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:38 am
Once again, money and greed rule over common sense and decency. But whose side to be on? Let's see - the greedy, sloppy, devious, uncaring oil companies? Or a man who could just enjoy his money and ignore the environment? I've always admired Robert Redford for caring about so much more than his face.... today is no exception.

P A (117)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:58 am

In the last paragraph Robert Redford says

"That's why I made this video, calling on all Americans to stand up to Big Oil by asking President Obama to ban oil drilling in the Arctic and lead the way to a future powered by 100% clean energy. Please make your own voice heard at But don't delay. In a court filing last week, Shell indicated it's counting the days till it can get back into the Arctic. We have to make sure that never happens."

Please sign if you can!

Ben O (153)
Friday April 18, 2014, 7:06 am
I say NO of course! However Kurt Vonnegut was right:
"Dear future generations, please accept our apologies; -We were rolling drunk on oil!"

Kit B (276)
Friday April 18, 2014, 7:50 am

Signed and shared on Face book and tweeted. Solar now employs more workers than oil. Solar does not need "rough necks" but people can be re-trained. We are on the edge of the cliff will we jump off or just hang there waiting for some one else to save us? We are the resolution we need, we have the ability, the knowledge and technology. If not now, when? After fossil fuels leave us nothing on earth alive?

The avaricious, penurious oil companies do not have a conscience, they do not care about the planet, your life the life of your children, they are in the business of making more and bigger profits.

Thanks TC

Gene Jacobson (290)
Friday April 18, 2014, 7:58 am
"It’s sheer madness to drill in the Arctic — in treacherous conditions of gale-force winds, 20-foot seas, sub-zero temperatures, shifting currents — and for eight months of the year — solid pack ice."

So. Who owns the oceans? Don't we all? Isn't then, the UN, or the World Court a place where this should be decided? Corporations should not just be allowed to drill wherever they please and damn the consequences. That is the most pristine environment left on earth, it and Antarctica, leaving either to the machinations of oil companies is insanitea at its worst. I simply don't care what Shell wants to do, they cannot be allowed to do it. Petitions aren't of use here, somehow, somewhere, there must legal ways to halt this incredibly bad idea.

David C (129)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:10 am
Big Oil Kills....all in the name of money.....

JL A (281)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:30 am
Each year when statutory requirements cannot be met I have said finally reason will prevail. This broken record scenario is beginning to resemble the rapist who refused to take "no" for an answer.

Pat B (356)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:45 am
It's all about big corporations being greedy, take those billions to help the people/world. No more drilling.!!! Anywhere.! Thanks, Tom, I signed.

divergent revolution (309)
Friday April 18, 2014, 9:06 am
or as a non Nancy reagan lover and a horse(tasunka in lakhota)I prefer to "just say neigh"
like I do to horse driven carriages:((((

divergent revolution (309)
Friday April 18, 2014, 9:07 am
@ Ben ,I used to know Kurt,fantastic guy
was friends with his daughter

pam w (139)
Friday April 18, 2014, 10:17 am
GREAT sentiments and very, VERY difficult to do! Big oil has its fingers into many things...especially Congressional pockets.

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Friday April 18, 2014, 10:25 am

Chris C (152)
Friday April 18, 2014, 10:38 am
Keystone XL Pipeline would go thru my beautiful state...NO, NO, NO to Big Oil!

Jim Phillips (3257)
Friday April 18, 2014, 10:38 am
Petition signed.


ty, tc.

Roger G (154)
Friday April 18, 2014, 1:12 pm
noted, thanks

Lona G (79)
Friday April 18, 2014, 3:44 pm
Just heard some terrible news on the radio while driving home: the platform in the Russian Arctic has delivered its first cargo of crude oil today and is on its way to Rotterdam (I hang my head in shame). This was the platform Greenpeace tried to block last year which resulted in 32 activists thrown in jail for months by the Russian government on charges of terrorism. Greenpeace hasn't given up yet and is dragging the oil company to court because its safety precautions to prevent spills is not properly in place. I hope they win this, otherwise Alaska's Arctic has a very bleak future ahead of it.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:06 pm
Signed petition. I realize this petition and this concern are about fossil fuels, but I believe nuclear power is also an issue. I posted an article on Care2 this week about nuclear energy executives selling off ALL the stock they held in their own company. Do they know something we don't?

Mitchell D (87)
Friday April 18, 2014, 7:20 pm
Can't send you another star, Pam, but your point, as many, is well taken. Big oil gives not a damn! I like Gene's idea of some kind of legal action in a world court! And, yes, I guess the fossil fuel ###k's know that the jig hasonly so far to go, but will milk it as much as possible.
Signed on my e-mail!

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:35 pm

Edith B (146)
Friday April 18, 2014, 9:34 pm
The Gulf Coast still has not fully recovered from the BP blowout, but the politicians in the Gulf states are out to get permits for the oil companies again. More proof that we have the best government that money can buy.

TomCat S (128)
Friday April 18, 2014, 10:41 pm
Thanks everyone. I shudder to think what may happen, if they get their way.

James Maynard (84)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 9:25 pm
If they can't drill safely in the warm
waters of the Gulf, how in the hell
do they think it will work in the icy
arctic.....oh, right, they really don't
think, do they........
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