To: President Donald Trump

President Obama: Seize the moment to end Arctic offshore drilling for good!

As you know, allowing oil drilling and development in the pristine and remote waters of America's Arctic Ocean is a risky and unnecessary venture.

As you also know, Shell Oil just announced that it would cease its Arctic Ocean oil exploration campaign for the foreseeable future! Shell's departure from the Arctic Ocean removes, at least for now, a major threat to the region's wildlife, already suffering from the impacts of climate change, which is happening more rapidly there than anywhere on earth.

You now have an opportunity to build on your climate successes and end Arctic Ocean drilling for good.

Shell's decision shows that Arctic Ocean oil drilling is a thing of the past. It's time to invest in a future of clean renewable energy and a sustainable climate for future generations.

Earlier this year, you made history by taking major action on climate change when your administration finalized the Clean Power Plan.

Cement your climate successes: please end all drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean for good.

Why is this important?

BREAKING NEWS! After years of Earthjustice-led legal battles, Shell just announced that it is abandoning its Arctic Ocean drilling program. Shell's departure from the Arctic Ocean removes, at least for now, a major threat to the region's wildlife, already suffering from the impacts of climate change, which is happening more rapidly there than anywhere on earth.

But the fight is not over! President Obama now has an opportunity to build on his climate successes and end Arctic Ocean drilling for good. Will you reach out to him today, to urge him to protect the Arctic Ocean for the long haul?

Shell's decision shows that Arctic Ocean oil drilling is a thing of the past. It’s time to invest in a future of clean renewable energy and a sustainable climate for future generations.

For decades, Earthjustice has been in court fighting risky drilling in the region. And with your help, we will continue to fight.

Take action now to help us achieve long-term Arctic protections.

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