The email below is from Darcie Warden, a CREDO activist in Alaska. Darcie started a petition on org.credoaction.com, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. Will you help Darcie pressure President Obama not to allow oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean by signing her petition and sharing it with your friends and family? Tell President Obama: Don't allow Arctic drilling.
Link here : http://org.credoaction.com/petitions/protect-our-arctic-ocean-from-oil-drilling?akid=8547.3433164.pi66Hn&rd=1&t=3
As someone who lives in Alaska, I have witnessed firsthand what extreme weather caused by climate change is doing to our planet. This year, a community where I lived was so badly flooded that almost everyone was forced to evacuate. It was a total disaster, and many more communities have been experiencing similar tragedies. Sadly these events are becoming increasingly frequent and dangerous as global temperatures climb.
I started my own campaign on CREDO's new site that allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to President Obama, asks the following:
Climate change fueled by the burning of fossil fuels is wreaking havoc across the globe and Arctic drilling would only make the problem worse. Please don't allow any oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
President Obama and his administration are currently considering opening up publicly owned waters in the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling. Drilling in the Arctic could unleash an estimated 15.8 billion metric tons of CO2 into our atmosphere -- more emissions than all cars and light trucks in the United States will emit over the next 13 years.
On top of the floods and melting that are already posing threats to the Arctic, the devastation oil spills would cause to our communities and wildlife is unthinkable.
Protecting the Arctic Ocean not only helps our communities in Alaska, but benefits every citizen on our planet. We must quickly transition to clean sources of energy, and leave behind the dirty energy sources that only worsen our climate crisis while threatening our precious Arctic region.
President Obama has the power to prevent oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, but he needs to know that Americans demand it. Please join me in urging President Obama to do everything in his power to help mitigate climate change, and to protect our Arctic Ocean in particular.
Will you join me and add your name to my petition to urge President Obama not to allow oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean?
Thank you for your support.
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