Just now, the House has voted 225-193 to pass H.R. 1146, to prohibit oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We are thrilled that the House has acknowledged the importance of this landscape. We will continue the fight in the Senate and beyond to ensure that oil and gas drilling never happens in the Arctic Refuge.
Meanwhile, the Administration is moving forward with lease sales perhaps as early as this fall. We are doing everything possible to stop these sales and to protect the refuge. The fight continues! Thank you to everyone who contacted their House remember this week to ask for their support of this bill.
Photo: Camp on the Sheenjek River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Alexis Bonogofsky for USFWS