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In late September, 2008, Congress let lapse a 27-year old annual moratorium on drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and most of the Gulf Coast.

While this is greatly disappointing news, our hope is that early next year the next president and Congress will quickly reinstate the ban.

Drilling offshore, and threatening America’s coastal habitats and economies, isn’t the solution to high gas prices. Instead, we need an energy policy that increases our nation’s energy efficiency and ramps up our use of our abundant renewable resources, such as wind, solar, and geothermal.

WWF appreciates the efforts of supporters like you who sent thousands of letters to your legislators urging that the moratorium be maintained. We will keep you posted on further opportunities to speak out.

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Here are three other ways you can help save our living planet:

1.  Support WWF:  Donate to support WWF's conservation work or make an online adoption and help save animals like pandas, tigers, elephants, sea turtles, and gorillas.

2.  Urge your friends to speak out:  Send them an e-card.

3.  Take more action:  If you have other Conservation Action Network actions to take, they are listed below.  Or, check out the important consumer actions you can take.


Tell Congress: We Need a 100% Clean Energy Economy

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Ask your member of Congress to cosponsor the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019.

Big Cat Public Safety Act

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Ask your Member of Congress cosponsor the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 1380/S. 2561), which would help ensure that the US does its part in the fight against illegal tiger trade.

Help Protect the Arctic Refuge

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Ask your senator(s) to cosponsor the Arctic Refuge Protection Act (S. 2461), and help protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Monarch butterflies are losing their homes right here in our own backyards. Will you take the pledge to help us save them?

Join the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

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Eight million metric tons of plastic are leaking into our oceans every year. Call on world leaders for a legally-binding agreement to stop plastics pollution.

Pledge to Cut Your Carbon Footprint

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Pledge to Do More. Commit to reducing your carbon footprint by taking a hard look the electricity you use, how you get from place to place, and the footprint of your food.

School Food Recovery Act (HR 5607)

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The School Food Recovery Act (HR 5607), aims to empower students to reduce food waste in their own schools, while sharing valuable lessons on how our food is connected to our planet.

Stop the illegal trade of Pangolins

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Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world, and they're headed toward extinction if we don't come together to save them.

Say NO to the Pebble Mine

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Tell Congress NO to the Pebble Mine.

Protect tigers by switching to forest-friendly products

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Sign on with WWF and pledge to do your part to protect forests and save wildlife by supporting products that have the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSC®) label.

H.R. 9 - Climate Action Now Act TY

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The House recently passed the first major climate bill in this Congress. Thank your Representative for voting YES on H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act.

Freshwater Force

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Help secure a future for freshwater--and all the life that depends on it.

Santa Cruz River

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Keep Argentina's Santa Cruz River healthy and free-flowing. We still have time to stop this disastrous project. Take action today and sign our petition to President Macri, demanding to stop the dams that threaten the Santa Cruz.

Tell Global Leaders to Cooperate on Fresh Water

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Today, more than 270 lakes and rivers around the world cross international borders, making them shared resources. But many countries aren't working together to ensure water security on all sides of their waterways. Take action to change this.

Pledge for Our Planet

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Our planet is facing major conservation challenges. It needs our help more than ever. Take the pledge to help WWF solve the world's greatest environmental problems.

Stop Wildlife Crime

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Sign on with WWF and pledge to do your part to stop wildlife crime.