Sign the petition: No Arctic drilling

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The petition to oil companies reads:

"Don't even think about drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge."


In a reckless assault on the environment that would create irreversible consequences for generations to come, the Trump administration just announced plans to open up nearly 1.6 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas companies.

Incredibly, Trump wants to move forward with the lease sales just days before President-Elect Joe Biden takes office.

Several big banks have already made clear they won’t finance Arctic drilling, but the big oil companies haven’t made any commitments yet.

Tell oil companies: Don’t drill the Arctic.

Poll after poll has found that the American people strongly oppose Arctic drilling. A 2019 pole from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication found that 67% of all voters were opposed, including a majority of both independents and Republicans.

And while Arctic drilling would harm all of us, no one has more at stake than the Indigenous Gwich'in people, whose ancestors have traveled with the caribou in the Arctic for thousands of years.

Bernadette Demientieff, executive director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee, put the decision faced by oil companies in stark terms: “Any company thinking about participating in this corrupt process should know that they will have to answer to the Gwich’in people and the millions of Americans who stand with us. We have been protecting this place forever.”

Rep. Raúl Grijalva, Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, put it in even simpler terms, calling the Trump administration’s move “a desperate push for oil drilling regardless of the human or environmental costs.”

Sign the petition now if you agree: No Arctic drilling!