Add your name: No seismic blasting in the Arctic
We, the undersigned, urge the Department of the Interior to reject any proposed seismic activity on Arctic lands. Seismic surveys involve months of thumping the ground with giant machines, threatening wildlife who call the Arctic home. Caribou herds, for example, can be separated from their historical calving grounds. Polar bears can be injured or even killed by thumper trucks running over undetected dens.
To make matters worse, the seismic survey is aimed at finding oil and gas for drilling, which would further threaten Arctic wildlife and worsen global climate change. Extracting more fossil fuels from the ground is incompatible with reducing the amount of greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere.
Drilling for fossil fuels in a fragile environment is clearly a dangerous idea. Please do all you can to protect Arctic lands for current and future generations.