Petition: Support the Polar Bear Cub Survival Act

Petition: Support the Polar Bear Cub Survival Act

Scientists believe that could cause to go extinct by the end of the century due to climate change.

Sadly, some leaders have made plans to exacerbate the diminishing polar bear population, rather than trying ot save them.

’s presidency has been full of rollbacks that severely weaken environmental and wildlife protections.

This includes weakening the nation’s most essential environmental law, NEPA, as well as opening up 20 million acres of national preserve lands in Alaska for trophy hunting.

also opened up the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling, even though its the most important nursery ground for Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears.

leaves fewer and fewer areas suitable for nursing. Now wants to start drilling in one of the few areas left where these can nurse.

Because methods at detecting are often ineffective and inaccurate, these poor bears are at risk of being buried alive in their dens.

Fortunately, Rep Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) introduced the Polar Bear Cub Survival Act to protect these precious bears. This act would “prohibit oil and gas activities within one mile of polar bear maternal den habitat, and for other purposes.”

Sign this petition to support the Polar Bear Cub Survival Act and urge your elected officials to do the same!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 29 September 2020. Lead Image Source : Vaclav Sebek/Shutterstock.

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