45 is secretly taking the first steps toward opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to risky oil drilling for no other reason than to bolster fossil fuel industry profits.
It is the worst assault on the Arctic Refuge in decades.
Called “America’s Serengeti”, the Arctic Refuge’s 1.5 million-acre coastal plain is its biological heart: Our nation’s largest denning site for pregnant polar bears … the last home of 350 shaggy muskoxen … the birthing ground for the 197,000-member Porcupine caribou herd … and vital to the culture and survival of the region’s Gwich’in people.
They’re using a backdoor budget process. But, pro-environment legislators are considering new bills that would STOP this deadly drilling — by designating the refuge’s sensitive coastal plain as protected wilderness.
Lawmakers need to know that the American people are watching. We need to show them that they’ll face massive, nationwide opposition if they go along with 45’s plan to destroy the Arctic Refuge. From NRDC (National Resources Defense Council)
So, let’s call our representatives and urge them to support legislation that will protect the Arctic Refuge, and vote against bills or riders to allow drilling or permit seismic testing in the Arctic Refuge. Say something like:
I heard that the administration is pushing Arctic Refuge drilling. Please protect the Arctic Refuge from drilling or seismic testing.
Senator Kamala Harris