President Obama is on the verge of making a major decision as early as today regarding whether or not to allow Shell to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska.
Despite his recent veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama has not been as eager to stop offshore drilling in the Arctic. Our allies at Greenpeace are helping lead the charge to make sure the president does the right thing and rejects Shell's permit.
Check out this note from Greenpeace staffer Sarah Rasmussen and make a call to the White House today asking the president to protect the Arctic from drilling:
President Obama's decision on Arctic drilling could come any day now. Can you take a moment to make a phone call to the White House, asking President Obama to reject Shell's drilling permits? Making the call could not be easier. Here's all you need to do:Thanks for all you do.
Thank you for taking action to protect the Arctic and our fragile climate!
- Call 1-888-369-5791, then listen to a brief message from Greenpeace before we patch you through to the White House.
- Stay on the phone as you listen to several menu options, and wait until you're transferred through to a volunteer operator. (This takes about one minute.)
- Tell the operator that you want President Obama to deny Shell's permits for Arctic drilling.
– Maria, Jadzia, Stephen, Brian, and the rest of the MoveOn team