Royal Dutch Shell has pulled out of the Chukchi Sea for 2014, making now the perfect opportunity to keep them out of the Arctic Ocean for good. Shell’s decision came on the heels of a Ninth Circuit Court ruling in a case brought by the League and our partners, under which all leases in the Chukchi Sea were deemed illegal. This important development gives the Obama administration the chance to reexamine all Arctic Ocean leasing decisions and chart a new course that protects our Arctic Ocean ecosystem, prioritizes safety and accounts for the climate change implications of drilling.
Urge Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to reevaluate drilling efforts in America’s Arctic Ocean, including reconsidering Chukchi Lease Sale 193 through a new Environmental Impact Statement, which should lead to a termination of existing leases and a decision to forego any future leasing in the Arctic Ocean.
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I urge you to reevaluate your Arctic drilling efforts, including reconsidering Chukchi Lease Sale 193 through a full new Environmental Impact Statement, which should lead to a termination of existing leases and a decision to forego any future leasing in the Arctic Ocean. The administration has the opportunity to move away from all decisions to allow oil and gas activities in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas and craft a vision for the Arctic region that accounts for changing climate, community needs and ocean health. We can’t afford to trust Shell and other oil companies to drill in this sensitive, fragile region.
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