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Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could be disastrous for America's threatened polar bears. © USFWS

Sign the Petition for Polar Bears

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner continues to push for dangerous drilling in the most important onshore denning habitat for America’s threatened polar bears.

An oil spill on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could be devastating for the polar bears and other wildlife that live here, but there are other risks too. The noise and disruption that comes from oil and gas drilling, road construction and the general industrialization of the refuge can disturb denning polar bear mothers.

Urge President Obama to stand up for polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. Sign our petition encouraging the president to continue to oppose legislation to drill in the Arctic Refuge and support wilderness designation for this important and pristine place...and keep Big Oil’s drills away from our threatened polar bears.


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Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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