BREAKING NEWS: Just this week, Shell announced that it cannot drill in the Alaskan Arctic this year. But the fight isn't over.
This announcement comes a week after a federal court ruled that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) — the federal agency that permits oil companies to drill offshore — intentionally downplayed the impact Arctic oil drilling would have on the fragile environment of the Arctic Ocean.
We still need to make sure no oil companies can drill under this lease. The Alaskan Arctic is home to hundreds of Alaskan Native communities in addition to wildlife like polar bears, seals and whales.
Send a message to President Obama today, urging him to cancel this lease and stop drilling in the Alaskan Arctic for good.