Despite obstacles created by the “Koch Brothers,” who have made billions off of polluting our planet, this summer marked a turning point in the fight for polar bears' future.
In response to pressure from people like you, President Obama recently released a bold new plan to address climate change. The President's plan includes supporting Environmental Protection Agency limits to carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants—and it is not a minute too soon for polar bears.
But, the Koch Brothers' are using their influence in Congress to try to block limits on carbon pollution. That's why we must act quickly to tell our members of Congress to let the Environmental Protection Agency do its job.
Arctic ice hit a record low last summer—and it is looking bad again this year. Scientists expect polar bears will once again be forced to wait long into the fall before ice returns near Alaska where the bears so desperately need ice platforms to hunt for food.
The lengthening wait for sea ice to freeze is dire for polar bear cubs and the polar bear moms who need more time on the ice to hunt for enough seals to sustain themselves and their young.
Unless Big Polluters and their allies in Congress stop attacking the Environmental Protection Agency, the President may not be able to put his new plan into action—and it could be too late for our polar bears.