Tell BOEM to stop auctioning off our oceans at the cost of our climate, ecosystems, and communities.
The well-being of protected species – like the Cook Inlet beluga whale, valuable commercial fisheries, and residents of the areas around Cook Inlet are all threatened by Lease Sale 258. This sale in Cook Inlet, Alaska will open up nearly a million acres for oil and gas development – putting all of the above in danger.
Oil and gas development creates countless risks – from oil spills to dangerous noise and ship traffic. It’s also driving climate change. Alaska is already warming faster than any other state in the country. And the effects are noticeable – extreme weather events are more frequent, sea ice is melting, and fisheries are closing as a result.
BOEM must use its authority to reject “business as usual” oil leasing and stop auctioning off our oceans at the cost of our climate, ecosystems, and communities – before it’s too late.