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Infographic: How Arctic Drilling Violates Our Laws, Values & Planet

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The people of Seattle are doing everything possible to stop the myopic environmental damage caused by Arctic drilling.

Some critics have tried to foment a feeling of futility and kowtow popular opposition by shaming ordinary people for participating in our fossil fuel economy. But the point of the popular outcry – its very essence – is that fossil fuels are inescapable in our daily lives. People are demanding a sustainable economy instead.

Life as we know it depends on bold, immediate action, especially when a harbinger of catastrophic climate change is moored in our backyard.



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Comment from Lee Colleton
Time June 15, 2015 at 3:11 pm

^^ I’ve posted those sources as clickable links on Twitter. Click on my name for the Twitter URL ^^

Comment from Dorli Rainey
Time June 16, 2015 at 9:40 am

Outstanding job, both in your orange kayak and in your editorial.
Thank you.

Comment from Mariah Sutherland
Time June 21, 2015 at 11:44 am

Mike, thank you for posting the above information and, especially, for taking part in the June 15th demonstration as Shell oil sent the Polar Pioneer rig on its way to Alaska. “Why is the law protecting Shell Oil but not the Planet?” Because the law protects property and it particularly protects the property of corporations with money. The Planet doesn’t have money. Thank you for everything you do to speak up for the Planet. You’re doing work for all of us!

Comment from Matt Remle
Time September 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

Thank you for your support opposing arctic drilling.

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