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In just a few days, President Joe Biden will release his decision on ConocoPhillips’ disastrous Willow oil and gas drilling project. If ConocoPhillips gets its way, Alaska’s sensitive ecosystems, wildlife, and food security for the 500 Iñupiaq people living near the site will be threatened by risky new drilling operations. We can’t let this dangerous Big Oil project become a reality. Tell President Biden to stop the Willow Project. Send a quick email now!
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WILLOW CLIMATE-BOMB PROJECT,
WATCH THIS VIDEO FROM EVERGREEN ACTION. Earlier this month, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released an unthinkable final environmental impact statement on ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil and gas drilling project, bringing it to the brink of final approval. If the President gives the green light, the Willow Climate-Bomb Project would lock the US into 30 years of new oil extraction, equivalent to 76 new coal-fired power plants — one-third of all remaining U.S. coal plants — accelerating a climate crisis that already threatens the health of people and wildlife in Alaska and communities around the globe.The Institute for Sustainable Development released a report concluding that “developing any new oil and gas fields is incompatible with limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.” The experts have spoken. It’s time we listen.Willow is 36 miles from Nuiqsut, a small Iñupiaq community already in the heart of fossil fuel activity. In recent years, rates of respiratory illnesses have increased rapidly among local residents. The majority of the population practice a traditional subsistence lifestyle, relying heavily on local food sources. Further oil infrastructure development will negatively impact their sensitive ecosystems, wildlife, and ability to get the food they need.Send your quick email now! Tell President Biden to stand with the Iñupiaq people and reject ConocoPhillips disastrous project! The Arctic is warming, our planet is warming. Fossil fuels are the number one driver of climate change. Adding another 287 million metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution to our atmosphere because Willow, is a critical step in the wrong direction. We need the Biden administration to use executive power to stand up to Big Oil and prevent new fossil fuel projects.
Federal Policy Director
Chesapeake Climate Action Network