Today, President Obama finalized a five year drilling plan which takes drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans off the table for the next five years! Your voice and the voice of League supporters from around the country have had a huge impact on protecting our waters, but we still need PERMANENT protections for our oceans.
Tell President Obama to use his existing authority to permanently protect the Arctic and Atlantic oceans from oil drilling.
The commitments the U.S. has made to fight climate change, protect public health and safeguard our environment have been historic. At a time when these historic achievements are at risk of being erased, President Obama can take one more step in the right direction by using his existing authority to protect our oceans. Permanently preserving and protecting the Arctic and Atlantic is important to fulfilling America’s commitments to stopping climate change.
The fight is not over. Big polluters stand to make big gains if further action is not taken. Tell President Obama that time is running out to put people before polluters by permanently protecting the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from offshore drilling.
Grassroots Advocacy Manager, League of Women Voters
Right now, before he leaves office, President Obama has a unique opportunity to safeguard our climate, our children’s health and our coasts by permanently protecting the outer continental shelf of the U.S. Arctic and Atlantic oceans from future oil and gas leasing.
Preserving and protecting the Arctic and Atlantic is an important step in fulfilling America’s commitment to stopping climate change. Keeping the oil industry from expanding offshore drilling will continue to move America towards a clean energy economy and away from the fossil fuel business.
Our nation has made commitments to stop climate change, preserve our waters and establish a clean energy economy. At a time when those commitments are being attacked, President Obama can make one more step in the right direction by taking executive action.
The choice is clear: We must continue to put the health of our people before the needs of big polluters. Tell President Obama to put people before polluters by permanently protecting the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from offshore drilling.
League of Women Voters