October 16, 2015

350 Responds to Obama Administration’s Arctic Drilling Decision

October 17, 2015
Contact: Karthik Ganapathy, (347) 881-3784

350 Responds to Obama Administration’s Arctic Drilling Decision

After the Obama Administration issued decisions further blocking new oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve released the following statement:

“Finally, this is a Friday afternoon news dump our movement can get behind. Scientists have long been clear that fully 100% of Arctic oil is unburnable, if we’re serious about averting the worst impacts of climate change. That’s why the climate movement stepped up, and forced even the most irresponsible company on Earth to admit that it wouldn’t make sense to drill in the Arctic. Now, the Obama administration is heeding the call as well — and slowly shifting action to match its rhetoric on climate change. TransCanada, and the rest of Big Oil, should take this as a very bad sign for their future. We’re proud of this step in the right direction, and look forward to an impending rejection of Keystone XL and an end to new leases for fossil fuel extraction on public lands.”