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Tell the Feds: Don't let big oil harm Cook Inlet's beluga whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

June 30, 2016   Action Alert ID# 393

 

Critically endangered Cook Inlet belugas are facing a significant new threat: the first large, multistage frack in Cook Inlet.

Fracking blasts massive amounts of water mixed with toxic chemicals down oil and gas wells at pressures high enough to fracture rock. This extreme extraction method, which poses risks of oil spills, earthquakes and other accidents, has no place in unique and fragile ecosystems.

Cook Inlet belugas -- among the most endangered whales on the planet -- are especially vulnerable to direct exposure to toxic fracking chemicals and the killing or harming of their prey. These belugas are already under great duress from industrialization of their habitat near Anchorage. The last thing they need in their struggle to recover and survive is a vast fracking operation in their habitat.

Nevertheless, an oil company named BlueCrest Energy wants to establish new wells and conduct the first large, multistage frack using horizontal drilling ever done in Alaska's environmentally sensitive Cook Inlet. And it wants to start fracking now -- this summer.

Fortunately, we can still stop this dangerous project. BlueCrest needs a permit from the National Marine Fisheries Service to begin its planned drilling activities. And the Fisheries Service has the power to protect Cook Inlet beluga whales from toxic offshore fracking.

Urge the Fisheries Service to block BlueCrest's plans and protect our rare, threatened whales.

June 30, 2016   Action Alert ID# 393

 

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