Stop This Brewing Disaster: Tell the Government to Halt Arctic Oil Lease Sales

About the Petition

A major oil spill in the Arctic Ocean could be catastrophic for Arctic life, such as polar bears, walruses, and whales. Yet federal officials are planning lease sales that would turn over portions of the Arctic Ocean to oil companies.

No one is ready to operate safely in such a harsh, remote, and fragile environment. There is still no way to recover significant amounts of oil spilled in icy waters. And a late-summer well blowout could pump oil under Arctic ice for months, leading to an unprecedented environmental disaster. On top of all this, oil production in the Arctic Ocean would increase climate change.

Now is the time to stop it—before it starts. Stand with The Wilderness Society and tell the Interior Department to halt Arctic lease sales.

Photo Credit: NASA

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The Wilderness Society's mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations.

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  • May 26 2015

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  • Jan 04 2015

    We did it!

    Thank you for helping us reach 15,000 supporters! Let's keep the momentum going! We've upped our goal to 30,000 signatures!