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 Post subject: Opening the back door to ANWR
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:56 am 
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Oil and Wildlife Don't Mix

The Bush Administration is opening the back door to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by allowing Shell to start drilling off its spectacular coastline this month.

It would take just one oil spill on the icebound Beaufort Sea that borders the Arctic Refuge to create a long-term toxic waste site. That's because the oil industry has no proven method for cleaning up oil in icy water!

A worst-case spill in the Beaufort Sea sends shivers down the spine of anyone who knows the appalling record of toxic spills by Big Oil in the Arctic.

And make no mistake: an oil spill off the coast of the Arctic Refuge is all but assured. The Bush Administration's own experts have predicted that drilling in the Beaufort will lead to at least one oil spill.

That spill would likely spread into the migratory routes of the endangered bowhead whale...blanket the shores of the Arctic Refuge where polar bears give birth...and impact hundreds of thousands of migratory birds.

The death toll of oil-soaked and poisoned whales, seals, polar bears and shore birds would be unimaginable.
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http://www.savebiogems.org/arctic/

Of course they are looking for financial backing, but they also have an action you can take. I wish them luck, these are the times I wish I had money to back good people...

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