Save the Western Gray Whale

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Originally Posted: 31 May 2009

Save the Western Gray Whale

From Care2 Petition Site

Tell ExxonMobil, BP and Rosneft to sign onto the moratorium on all industrial activities in or near the gray whales' main feeding area for summer and autumn of 2009. Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui and Mitsubishi have already agreed to this moratorium.

CONTACT

Sign the online petition here

And/Or better yet, make direct contact:

Rex W. Tillerson
CEO, ExxonMobil
5959 Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving TX 75039-2298

phone (972) 444-1000

Tony Hayward
Chief Executive, BP Group
International Headquarters
1 St. jamesís Square
London, SWlY 4PD
United Kingdom
phone +44 (0)20 7406 4000
fax +44 (0)20 7496 463

Sergey Bogdanchikov
President of Rosneft
26/1, Sofiyskaya Embankment, 1,
GSP-8 117997, Moscow, Russia
phone +7 (495) 777-44-22
fax +7 (495) 777-44-44
email

INFORMATION

The Western Gray Whale is one of the most critically endangered whale populations on earth. Only about 120 individuals, and 25 breeding females, remain. These imperiled whales feed only in the summer and autumn, and almost exclusively near Piltun Bay in northeast Sakhalin. Unfortunately, in 2008, large Russian and international oil and gas companies' operations in the area coincided with a sharp decline in whales observed in their primary feeding area.

As a result, internationally recognized scientists from the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel urgently warned oil and gas companies operating in the area to implement a moratorium on all industrial activities in or near the whales' main feeding area for summer and autumn of 2009. Failure to heed these scientists' warnings could be devastating for the whale population.

Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui, and Mitsubishi have already agreed to the urgent moratorium. However, Exxon, BP and Rosneft have not yet complied with the moratorium. Please join us in urging the remaining companies operating in the area to join the moratorium and to support the proposed Sakhalin Marine Federal Wildlife Reserve.


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