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Imagine it. Millions of gallons of oil spilled in one of the most fragile marine environments—home to polar bears, walrus, bowhead whales and more.
What's worse, there's currently no adequate plan for cleaning up a disaster of this magnitude in the remote and treacherous Arctic waters.
So why is the Obama administration pushing forward with risky drilling in this fragile habitat?
Urge federal officials not to forget the Deepwater Horizon disaster—and to stop their reckless pursuit of risky offshore oil drilling.
Right now, the Obama administration is proposing a 5-year offshore leasing plan that puts our shores at risk of another Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The plan would open the door to increased drilling in remote stretches of fragile Arctic waters that America's struggling polar bears depend on for survival.
But it's not just the sensitive seas of the Arctic. In the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration wants to continue to expand risky drilling before it has completely assessed the causes of the 2010 Gulf oil disaster and its effects on sea turtles, dolphins and other wildlife that live there.
Speak out now for sea turtles, polar bears and other marine wildlife by urging the Obama administration to stop risky and dangerous drilling off our coasts.
After millions of barrels of oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon well—killing thousands of birds and hundreds of sea turtles—President Obama promised that drilling under his watch would be cleaner and safer. But Gulf drilling continues with little meaningful environmental review—and his administration is setting the stage for increased drilling in the fragile Arctic Ocean.
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Get ready to toast bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. National Pollinator Week is June 17-23 and it's a perfect time to celebrate the birds, bugs and lizards that are so essential to the crops we grow, the flowers we smell, and the plants that produce the air we breathe.
The U.S Forest Service unveiled a new plan to skirt a major environmental law that requires extensive review for new logging, road building, and mining projects on its nearly 200 million acres of public land. The proposal set off alarm bells for environmental groups, according to Reuters.
By Teju Adisa-Farrar & Raul Garcia
In the summer of 1969 a banner hung over a set of condemned homes in what was then the predominantly black and brown Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC. It read, "White man's roads through black men's homes."
Earlier in the year, the District attempted to condemn the houses to make space for a proposed freeway. The plans proposed a 10-lane freeway, a behemoth of a project that would divide the nation's capital end-to-end and sever iconic Black neighborhoods like Shaw and the U Street Corridor from the rest of the city.
Michigan prosecutors dropped all criminal charges against government officials involved in the Flint water crisis Thursday, citing concerns about the investigation they had inherited from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) appointed by former Attorney General Bill Schuette, CNN reported.