Polar Bear Poison: Keep Deadly Oil Out of Arctic Waters - A deadly new Arctic Oil Rush is underway.


A deadly new Arctic Oil Rush is underway.

And lethal oil spills are sure to follow -- killing polar bears and other wildlife that get in the way.

We can't afford to wait for disturbing photos of polar bears covered in oil before taking action -- especially since these imperiled bears are already on the brink of extinction from global warming.

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Even a small amount of oil from a spill can kill polar bears and their cubs as they lick the toxic poison off their fur.

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Help NRDC go to court to stop Big Oil's invasion of polar bear habitat.

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Please make a
special emergency donation to NRDC today, so that we can take the Bush Administration to court immediately and block its plan for dangerous oil drilling in the heart of polar bear habitat.

Here's what's at stake:

Last month, in the biggest oil and gas sale in Alaska's history,
the Bush Administration sold a vast expanse of the Chukchi Sea -- home to half our nation's polar bears -- to Shell and other oil giants.

Yet the Administration is still dragging its feet on protecting polar bears under the Endangered Species Act!

Coincidence? We don't think so.

It's part of a relentless drive by Big Oil and the Bush Administration to push through drilling in both of Alaska's Polar Bear Seas -- the Chukchi Sea and the Beaufort Sea --
before the bear is safeguarded by federal law.

There is still time to block this potentially deadly drilling.

Your gift will allow NRDC to take the Bush Administration to federal court and cancel these new and hazardous Chukchi oil leases -- before drilling begins and oil spills blanket the ice floes.

Even the Bush Administration's own scientists estimate there's more than a 50 percent chance of a large oil spill in the Chukchi Sea.

And if polar bears come into contact with that oil,
there's almost 100 percent certainty they will be poisoned and die.

That's why we need your most generous help to fight back in court. Thanks to your past support, NRDC stopped Shell from drilling off the coast of the Arctic Refuge last summer.
We can do it again. All we need is your help.

Please help us win this fight to save Alaska's imperiled polar bears from this deadly new danger. Don't let them be poisoned for the sake of Big Oil's bottom line.

Let's stop the drilling before it starts.

Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council