No Exxon Valdez Repeat
"For two decades Alaska’s been living with the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill that dumped 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine wilderness.
We’ve seen the damage oil wreaks on fragile arctic ecosystems — yet the government is poised to allow Shell Oil to begin aggressive offshore drilling in the Arctic this summer »
Exxon Valdez taught us how hard it is to recover from an oil spill in the Arctic’s harsh and volatile climate. There is no reliable way to clean up a spill — evidenced by the fact that 23 years later, tens of thousands of gallons of Exxon Valdez’s crude oil still linger off Alaska’s coast.
We know better than to risk the Arctic for a small amount of oil. Now we need to take a stand against irresponsible drilling.
We want to send 1 million signatures to President Obama to make sure he knows Americans don’t want more Arctic drilling. Sign the petition — and share it with your friends and family to save the Arctic.”