President Obama just banned oil and gas drilling in almost all of our Arctic Ocean and swaths of the Atlantic — forever.
This is a major victory for our oceans, marine wildlife and coastal communities — and it wouldn’t have happened without the determination of hundreds of thousands of NRDC supporters like you.
For more than three years, NRDC led the charge to push President Obama to put these two coasts off-limits to the oil and gas industry. In the last month, we underscored this decision as one of the key actions the President should take before he leaves office. And today, against all odds, our voices were finally heard — and heeded.
Please help us harness the momentum of today’s game-changing win — and fight harder than ever to defend it once Donald Trump is in the White House — by making a tax-deductible year-end donation to NRDC.
The President’s decision permanently removes most Arctic waters and portions of the Atlantic Ocean from oil and gas leasing — safeguarding our oceans and marine wildlife, reducing global warming pollution and moving America away from dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy future.
But it still leaves parts of the Atlantic Ocean and other coastal waters, especially the Gulf of Mexico, vulnerable to Big Oil — which becomes even more dangerous once Donald Trump is sworn in as President just weeks from now.
Trump has made no secret of his intention to open up more of our cherished public lands and offshore waters to drilling in the first 100 days of his presidency. He’s already stocking his cabinet with fossil fuel insiders like Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson and climate deniers like Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
That means these last weeks before Inauguration Day are absolutely critical as we gear up to defend today’s win and fight Donald Trump’s anti-environment plans on every front — in court, in Washington and in cities and towns across America. But how hard we can fight depends directly on your support in the next few days.
Please join me in celebrating today’s important victory protecting our Arctic and Atlantic coasts from oil drilling — and donate so we’re ready to take on the Trump administration’s disastrous environmental plans in 2017 and beyond.
Thank you, for all that you do.
P.S. Dedicated NRDC supporters like you know how much is at stake for our planet under Donald Trump. Please lend your strong support to help us reach our $1.5 million goal by December 31 and defend our environment in the year ahead.