Forum Post: IMMEDIATE ACTION - Stop Shell's Arctic Drilling: Call Secretary Salazar's Office Now > Follow Short Script
Posted 4 months ago on Feb. 7, 2013, 11:31 a.m. EST by Renneye
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The info below is courtesy of Inclusionman; It is a simple action, that sends a cogent message to the powers that be. Almost all of us are sitting beside a phone right now. Even people outside of the U.S. should make this call to let 'them' know that the world is watching. Thanks 'Iman'.
The Department of the Interior has announced that they are reevaluating Shell’s Arctic drilling permits after a series of mishaps throughout last year — culminating with one of its drillship running aground in late December — prevented the company from drilling as planned.
Shell’s failure was six years and $4.5 billion in the making and only confirmed what experts have been saying all along — that drilling for oil in the Arctic will never be safe. Now it seems that Secretary Salazar and the government might be coming to the same conclusion.
This is our chance to stop Shell from drilling in the Arctic all together in 2013. Call Secretary of the Interior Salazar’s office now and tell him to cancel Shell’s drilling permits. Everything you need to make the call is below.
Step 1) Call (202) 208-7351. If it's between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST you should be able to talk to a person. If you aren't calling between those hours and don't speak to a person, skip step #2 and simply leave the message below.
Step 2) The phone will be answered by a staff person in Secretary Salazar's office. Tell them your name, city and state you are calling from, and then tell the staffer you are calling to leave a message with Secretary Salazar about Shell's permits to drill in the Arctic. You will then be asked if you would like to use the Interior Department's comment line, politely say no, and say that you would prefer leaving your comment with the staff person you are speaking with so that he/she can give that message to the Secretary directly.
Step 3) Leave your message. Here's a sample:
"Hi, my name is _, I live in [city, state], and I want Secretary Salazar to revoke Shell’s permits to drill for oil in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska" Step 4) Last, let us know that you made the call by clicking the button below.((This is not included here, or necessary))
I made the call.
All this year we’re going to continue our campaign to stop Shell from drilling in the Arctic and to declare the high Arctic a global sanctuary off limits to industrialization. This is a huge moment in that campaign and your support is critical.
Thanks for making the call.