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Make Your Voice Heard on the Anniversaries of the Exxon Valdez and BP Deepwater...

Blog by Melanie Duchin | March 24, 2011 3 comments

Twenty-two years ago on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground at Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. The tanker spilled 11 million gallons of oil into the water, fouled 1,500 miles of Alaska’s coast and killed...

Polar bear swims for 9 days, loses 22 percent of body mass and most likely her cub

Blog by Melanie Duchin | January 26, 2011 3 comments

Earlier this week, it was reported that a polar bear swam in open water in Alaska's Beaufort Sea (where Shell wants to drill this summer!) for nine days in order to reach pack ice. She covered 687km/427 miles, lost 22 percent of her...

Help stop Shell Oil's disastrous plans to drill for oil in the Arctic

Blog by Melanie Duchin | December 20, 2010 2 comments

As you read this, Shell Oil is doing everything they can to secure plans to drill for oil in the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea. The proposed oil drilling location is twelve miles off the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in an area...

18,500 citizens send comments to Department of Interior to help polar bears

Blog by Melanie Duchin | December 3, 2010 33 comments

UPDATE: we are now over 22,000 comments sent to the Department of the Interior! Just three days ago, we asked our supporters to help save the polar bears. The timeframe for public comment was tight, so I was nervous about the...

YOU Can Save Them Today

Blog by Melanie Duchin | November 30, 2010 6 comments

In September, the sea ice in the Arctic plummeted to its third lowest level in recorded history, following an alarming trend of decreasing summer sea ice caused by global warming. Polar bears can’t survive without their sea ice...

Victory in Alaska

Blog by Melanie Duchin | February 4, 2011 4 comments

Thanks to you I've got very exciting news from Alaska. Shell’s CEO just announced that the company will not be drilling offshore in Alaska’s Arctic waters in 2011 . This announcement comes just days after BP said that they were...

BP delays Arctic drilling plans while government continues inaction

Blog by Melanie Duchin | February 3, 2011

BP just announced that drilling at their controversial Liberty Island site in the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea has been postponed "beyond 2013."  While this is good news because the dangerous drilling has been delayed, we are disappointed...

18,100 citizens send comments to the government to stop Shell’s arctic oil drilling

Blog by Melanie Duchin | December 21, 2010 11 comments

Would you want 18,100 emails in your inbox? I doubt it! But, in just two days, 18,100 people, like you, took action and sent public comments to the government urging them to stop Shell Oil’s plans to drill for oil in the fragile...

BP Delays Dangerous Liberty Project in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

Blog by Melanie Duchin | December 1, 2010 5 comments

On November 30, BP announced it was once again delaying drilling at its controversial “Liberty” project on Alaska’s north coast.  This is great news for the fragile Arctic Ocean ecosystem and the wildlife and communities it supports,...

Tell the Interior Dept. to Protect the Arctic

Blog by Melanie Duchin | March 8, 2011 1 comment

It’s our time to speak up for the Arctic. The Department of Interior is currently taking public comments on a new five-year oil and gas offshore leasing program until March 31st. Your comments are so important because the plan...

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