The Arctic Ocean has never been drilled for oil, not even under George W. Bush.
But at the end of March, the Obama Administration approved Shell Oil's inadequate Spill Plan for the Beaufort Sea, and right now, Shell's Kulluk drilling rig is getting towed up the pacific coast.
This is the eleventh hour. Drilling in these pristine waters could begin as soon as this summer.
Before it does, President Obama still has to approve the final Permit to Drill, and a decision could come by the end of this month.
I just signed a petition telling the Obama Administration to save the Arctic Ocean from Oil Drilling. This is the last chance, please sign your name too: