Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Sign Petition to Stop ExxonMobil from Drilling in Alaska!

Last week the House of Reps passed a bill allowing ExxonMobil to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In actuality, the bill allows all companies to drill there, but only ExxonMobil is morally repugnant enough that they want to drill in this beautiful and precious Wildlife Refuge. They are the only company left in Arctic Power, a group that lobbies for drilling in ANWR, and perhaps they are the root of all evil!

I spent part of a summer in Alaska, and found the ANWR about the most beautiful place on earth.  It is truly a magnificent area, with abundant wildlife and an untouched charm that will leave you breathless.  If you haven’t been there, I urge you to make it one place you visit.  It will leave a lasting impression on you, I guarantee it. Even if you’re not an outdoors person, it’s just spectacular, and you’ll be blown away.

The thought of destroying this region is more than horrible!

But beyond the considerations for the beauty of the area, and the spectacular wildlife that would be killed, this endangers mankind as well. The Artic Refuge acts as a buffer for global warming, keeping the air and environment cold, and protecting the glaciers and glacial tills in Greenland from the effects of our own industrialization.  Many predict that destroying ANWR would greatly increase global warming.

The very concept of drilling in Northern Alaska for the fossil fuels that jeopardize our environment is short cited and dangerous, on so many levels. Thus, I urge everyone to sign this petition, and to boycott ExxonMobil until they stop pushing to drill for oil in Alaska.  After all, this company has made billions of dollars from us over the years, while wantonly destroying our environment. Let’s try to prevent them doing the same this time.

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