Protect The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Trump Administration’s efforts are moving full steam ahead to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But we have a chance to stop them.

Moose in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by USFWS

This week we expect the U.S. House to vote or HR 1146 - a bill that would restore protections from oil and gas drilling for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Your Representative needs to hear from YOU that you want them to vote in support of HR 1146. They need to know that you oppose drilling in the refuge, and they should too.

With passage of the tax law in December 2017, Congress and the President directed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to develop an oil and gas leasing program for the beautiful and ecologically important coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 

This action changed the purposes of the Arctic Refuge – which are described in the 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act as preserving fish, wildlife, habitat, and subsistence – to include oil and gas development. 

There is a very real human impact to drilling in the refuge too.  The Gwich’in people, who live in Interior Alaska and Canada, have testified before Congress and elsewhere that the Porcupine Caribou Herd, which utilizes the coastal plain for calving and insect relief, are essential for their way of life.  Drilling in the refuge could harm Porcupine Caribou Herd and cause irreparable harm to Gwich’in people.

We can stop this.  Contact your Representative today and tell them to vote YES! On H.R. 1146.

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