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Putting Obama’s Arctic drilling announcement in perspective by Chuck Baclagon

Originally posted by Greenpeace US.

The news today out of Washington has been somewhat promising, but these are small steps in a very long march towards a clean energy economy — an economy with none of the potential for massive ecological destruction such as we’ve seen in the Gulf.

Minerals Management Service (MMS) Director Elizabeth Birnbaum submitted her resignation letter this morning. Also today the Obama Administration renewed a moratorium in the pristine Beaufort and Chukchi seas in Alaska for the next 6 months, canceled the pending lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Virginia, and suspended action on 33 wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Greenpeace welcomes any and all investigations of the root causes of the BP Deepwater Disaster. Furthermore, Greenpeace welcomes the President’s call to develop clean, renewable sources of energy. These are all positive steps.

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Arctic expedition images by Chuck Baclagon
August 18, 2009, 9:41 am
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: , , , , ,

Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Last month the Arctic Sunrise started sailing North than any other Greenpeace ship ever has to document ice break-ups and the dire effects climate change has on one of the most fragile environments in the world.

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