Tell Congress to vote against ANY budget bill that includes oil drilling or leasing in America's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!
Caribou graze on the coastal plain of America's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, with the Brooks Range as a backdrop. Photo by USFWS.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – America’s largest wildlife refuge and one of the largest intact and pristine ecosystems on Earth – is an almost mythical place, both beautiful and rugged. Found in the northeastern corner of Alaska where the Brooks Range bulges up near the Arctic Ocean to create a unique combination of arctic, subarctic, and alpine habitats, the Arctic Refuge stretches approximately 200 miles by 200 miles, covering almost 20 million acres. Nearly the entire Arctic Refuge is designated Wilderness or recommended for wilderness designation by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
The Arctic Refuge provides critical habitat for polar bears, huge migrating herds of caribou, muskoxen, wolves, Dall sheep, brown bears, arctic foxes, and more than 200 species of birds. Beluga and bowhead whales migrate along the coast of the Arctic Refuge with ringed and bearded seals.
Unfortunately, the Trump Administration – and some in Congress – are pushing a 2018 budget plan, which includes provisions that would open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling. This is the heart of the area in which the 200,000+ members of the Porcupine caribou herd migrate over 400 miles every spring to reach their traditional, critical calving and forage grounds on the refuge.
Adding insult to injury, the Trump Administration and its allies in Congress want to use oil revenue from the Arctic Refuge to pay for a massive tax break for the richest people in America!
Thank you for taking action to protect one of America's most cherished wild ecosystems!
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