Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Would You Like Some Oil With Those Whales?

Huge Shell drilling programme heralds scramble for the Arctic - Times Online- read article
The Anglo-Dutch energy giant expects to start a controversial three-year programme next month with a small armada of ships drilling a dozen wells in the Beaufort Sea 30 miles off the Alaskan coast.

The Bush Administration is opening the back door to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by allowing Shell to start drilling off its spectacular coastline this month.

A worst-case spill in the Beaufort Sea off the coast of the Arctic Refuge is all but assured. The Bush Administration's own experts have predicted that drilling in the Beaufort Sea will lead to at least one oil spill.

That spill would spread into migratory routes of the endangered bowhead whale, blanket the shores of the Arctic Refuge where polar bears give birth, and impact hundreds of thousands of migratory birds.

What can you do? Donate to the National Resources Defense Council so that they can stop this back door entry legally.

Stop the last gasps of an oil addicted nation to sully the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Do it for our children and grandchildren.

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