The oil industry’s drive for bigger profits is increasingly threatening our coasts. Industry efforts to drill the Outer Continental Shelf threatens beaches and coastal economies from Virginia to Florida. As we’ve seen most recently with the BP disaster, drilling equals spilling. The Our Wild America campaign works to prevent the expansion of dangerous oil drilling, both onshore and off, especially in places like America’s Arctic.
America’s Arctic is one of the last great wild places on the planet -- a place many consider the final frontier in American conservation. Located north of the Arctic Circle and the Brooks Range -- the northernmost mountain range on earth -- the region is home to some of the finest wildlife habitat and most pristine wilderness in the United States. But America’s Arctic is under increasing threat from oil drilling and the effects of climate disruption.