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Forum Post: -- Action Alert: Tell @BarackObama and @Interior: Don't drill the #Arctic Ocean! http://bit.ly/wNRWKu

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 8, 2012, 10:18 a.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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Action Alert

Tell @BarackObama and @Interior: Don't drill the #Arctic Ocean! http://bit.ly/wNRWKu

Deadline Monday: Stop the rush to drill in the Arctic Ocean.

Submit a comment opposing the Obama Administration's proposed plan to expand offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean, before the deadline on Monday, January 9th.

Dear David,

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf, President Obama said it was "the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now."

But since then, President Obama has embraced expanded oil drilling, including in pristine, undrilled areas of the Arctic Ocean.

The Administration just conditionally approved drilling in the Arctic's Beufort and Chukchi Seas and is now considering a five-year plan that includes further sales of Arctic offshore drilling leases.

This is entirely the wrong direction. The Department of the Interior is accepting comments on the plan until Monday — we need to urge them to reverse this dangerous course in the Arctic.

Tell the Department of the Interior: Don't drill in the Arctic Ocean. Submit a comment now.

Arctic drilling is profoundly dangerous and risky. In fact, there is no proven way to clean up an oil spill in the Arctic because of its extreme weather — including hurricane force storms, 20-foot swells, pervasive sea ice, low temperatures and months of darkness.

If cleaning up spilled oil was difficult during Summer in the Gulf, imagine a clean-up during Winter in the Arctic. Even getting clean-up equipment to these remote regions is far more challenging.

Tell the Department of the Interior: Don't drill in the Arctic Ocean. Submit a comment now.

Despite the President's promises after the massive BP spill in the Gulf, or his call during his campaign that "the age of oil must end in our time," oil production has increased ever year he has been in office, and there are more drilling rigs in operation today than at any point in the last 25 years.1

And despite the increase in production, Americans are now pouring a higher percent of their income down their gas tank — 8.4% for the average family — than at any point in the last 30 years.2

Everything about this picture is wrong. As President Obama and the Department of the Interior lay out their plan for the next five years, they need to be moving our country away from oil dependence, oil spills, climate change and record oil company profits — not opening up pristine new areas of the Arctic to dangerous, impossible-to-clean drilling.

Click below to urge the Obama Administration to pursue clean energy, not Arctic drilling:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/arctic_five_year/?r_by=33160-2743810-tvhq%3DYx&rc=paste1

Thank you for fighting our dependence on oil.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager CREDO Action from Working Assets

  1. "Drill, Baby, Drill Fails: Obama Presides Over Record Growth in Oil Rigs, Still Gets Blamed by GOP for High Oil Prices," Climate Progress, August 31, 2011
  2. "At gas pump, 2011 was year of the big squeeze ," Associated Press, January 1, 2012

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[-] 0 points by Wallgreed (-26) 2 years ago

Drilling will continue and the pipeline project from Canada will also happen. Get over it libbies, your commando Odumbo is out in 2012.

[-] -1 points by headlesscross (67) 2 years ago

Drill Baby Drill!!!!!!!!

You no growth,flat earth Marxists would have the American people living in caves. That's what YOU call progress.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago
[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Take action. See samples of how below.

183,361 signatures so far for Bernie Sanders petition as of 10:15am central time 01/15/2012

http://sanders.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100081904.557411.411&gen=1&mailing_linkid=34578

The petition to save abandoned houses has 15 signatures. We picked one up at around 9:50pm 01/13/2012. Were just rolling right along.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Savingpeople-savinghomes-payingdowntheNationaldeficit/

Here is a place where you can directly address change. Take part, it does not hurt and may very well heal/help. Forward the cause of reform and rebirth.

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ag8nw/zL2Q/B18Bb

Sierra Club has some good things to take part in as well. Set-up and ready for you to take part in. http://sierraclub.org/

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Here is a place where you can directly address change. Take part, it does not hurt and may very well heal/help. Forward the cause of reform and rebirth.

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ag8nw/zL2Q/B18Bb

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Message away!

To those just checking in:

Take part and sign petitions, share your voice. You are here anyway, make your participation count, sign a petition, send a message, it can't hurt you and it may help the world.

[+] -7 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

to: Wallgreed; headlesscross and all the rest of the deniers who may be by . . . .

I've watched this debate since the mid 90's. I watched as pasty faced scumbags crawled out of their dark corners to proclaim:

  • there is no global warming

And by 98 or 99 there were over 40 island nations who appeared before the U.N. begging for action, for help, because they already know what is in store for their nations, their populations.

Mass Migration as environmental refugees. It isn't a question of If -

  • it's a question of when

Over time the debate shifted. When they could no longer maintain their fraud, when evidence the earth is getting warmer became irrefutable, their talking points shifted.

Now it's

  • anthropomorphic

The geologic record is clear -

  • increases in atmospheric carbon result in increased temps.

  • Glacial Ice can disappear very quickly.

Government policy has been enthralled in the grip of the fossil fuel industry for decades. This has had the result of bringing to a halt most research into alternative energy solutions, while at the same time providing revenue that filters throughout the Arab world and into the hands of terrorists in the form of charity donations to front men.

It's time to bring reason and common sense to energy policy. And science. Did I mention science?

and all ah them pasty faced scumbags can go crawl right back under the rock they came from.

Here are some links to actual facts and stuff

[-] 1 points by Wallgreed (-26) 2 years ago

Hey Al Gore is that you?????

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

No it is reality knocking. Wake-up get out of bed and answer the door. Stop carbon pollution in all its forms. Oil, Gas, Natural Gas, Coal etc. etc. We need a new energy base to stop polluting the world and stop fueling war. Support Hydrogen fuel for all forms of transportation, for heating and cooling, to generate electricity. Put water vapor into the air or collect the exhaust and reuse for irrigation by filling cisterns with it. Water vapor a flexible and healthy fuel exhaust.