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Dear Friend of the Ocean,

Shell is at it again. Can you spare a moment to help us stop them, and protect the Arctic today?

The Obama administration is accepting comments on Shell's latest plan to drill an exploratory well in the Beaufort Sea off the northern coast of Alaska starting next summer. They're also seeking comments on Shell’s plan to respond to a potential oil spill in Arctic waters. With your help we stopped Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean last summer, and it's up to us to stop them again. But we have to act fast: the deadline for comments is Wednesday, December 22.

The people and wildlife who call the Arctic home are already reeling from the changing climate and we simply can't allow any more threats to be added to this fragile—and wondrous—ecosystem. It sends a troubling signal that the administration is even considering opening up the Arctic for drilling just eight months after BP's oil tragedy in the Gulf.

Please help protect the Arctic right now: urge the Obama administration to apply the lessons learned from BP's disaster by conducting a comprehensive environmental analysis, basing its decision on adequate science, and ensuring that there are effective response plans in place in the event of a spill.

Thanks for everything you do and will continue to do to care for the ocean, and happy holidays to you and yours.

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For a sea change,
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Vikki N. Spruill
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PS: If you haven't already, you can make your tax-deductible year-end gift to help us protect the Arctic from Shell's plans to drill this summer.
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Thank you for taking action for our coasts!

The California Fish and Game Commission recently voted to adopt a network of marine protected areas that will stretch from Santa Barbara to the Mexican-American border. They approved this plan based on input from ocean advocates like you and the team led by Kaitilin Gaffney, our Pacific Program Director, who fights to conserve our coast every day.
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New Office Keeps Close Watch on the Gulf

Ocean Conservancy is expanding its commitment to the Gulf region through the establishment of a new Gulf Restoration Center in New Orleans. Supported by our Texas, Florida and Baton Rouge offices, the Gulf Restoration Center is working directly with decision-makers and affected communities to renew the prosperity of the Gulf. Read more about our Gulf Restoration Center.

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