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As we see in Oil on Ice, the moment has arrived to shift to a technological system that depends upon renewable energy resources. There are better choices than drilling for oil in one of the planet's most beautiful and biologically productive regions. It is time for concerned citizens to protect the Arctic Refuge and other irreplaceable American heritage sites that are being drilled for oil and gas deposits. It is time for Americans and all of humanity to recognize that the cost of oil dependency to health, to the environment, and to the peace of nations is too high to be sustained for another generation.

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“We’ve gone a long ways toward wrecking ecosystems the world over, and in the far north in particular. And this damage will only get worse unless we leave that carbon in the ground. . . We’ve grown to like a steady supply of incredibly cheap fossil fuel. But we need to make the transition—quickly—to an entirely different way of powering our world.”

-Bill McKibben

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  • Alaska Coalition
  • American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Sierra Club

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  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Apollo Alliance
  • Check your Ecological Footprint
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