CREDO on Arctic drilling: President Obama should know better

By August 17, 2015 No Comments

FYI – CREDO Action released the statement below in response to the Obama administration granting Shell final approval to drill for oil in the Arctic for the first time since 1991:

“This is not just Shell’s oil well in the Arctic – it is President Obama’s, too,” said CREDO Senior Campaign Manager Elijah Zarlin. “Neither the pristine Arctic, nor our climate, can afford Arctic drilling, and President Obama should know better.”

“This is a sad day, made more sad because a president who wants to be considered an historic leader on climate change should never have approved drilling in the Arctic,” Zarlin added.

CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of 3.8 million activists, sending millions of petition signatures and more than 50,000 phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct actions for progressive change. Follow CREDO on Twitter at @CREDOmobile.