Last month the current administration was forced to recognize the seriousness of the threat to polar bear survival from global warming. Polar Bears were added to the Endangered Species list.
However, the administration refuses to address the effects of global warming on the rapidly melting sea ice and allows environmentally damaging oil and gas development to continue in the Arctic.
US Representatives Jay Inslee and Maurice Hinchey have introduced a bill to halt oil and gas leases in the bears' Arctic habitat until scientists can fully assess the environmental impacts and designate protected critical habitat.
Click to support the "Polar Bear Seas Protection Act" and ensure that polar bears get the protection they need to survive.