Urgent Call to Protect the Arctic Refuge
The Trump administration has rushed to open up the sacred and pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain for industry to bid on oil and gas lease sales, plans to allow seismic testing, and has just waived several safety requirements for offshore drilling in the arctic!
Drilling in the Arctic Refuge will harm critical habitat for polar bears and migratory birds, contribute to global warming, and violate the rights of the Gwich’in Nation, which calls this rich ecological region “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins.”
The Dept. of Interior wants to make it difficult for the opposition by keeping the comment window short and accepting ONLY hard copy comments.
However, if you email your comments to our friends at Northern Alaska Environmental Center (NAEC), they will print your comments and hand-deliver them to the Bureau of Land Management in Anchorage, AK by December 17.
Send your comments today!