Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Tell Congress to vote against the GOP Tax Bill!
BREAKING! On Tuesday, December 19 the U.S. House just passed a massive tax bill with a provision to open America's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling in order to pay for a massive tax cut for the richest people in the country.
The U.S. Senate will be voting on the tax bill in literally a few hours!
Please TAKE ACTION right away and tell your senators to oppose this bill!
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 GOP Tax Bill 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.
Please tell your senators to vote against ANY tax bill that includes oil drilling or leasing in the Arctic Refuge.
Please tell your senators and representative to vote against ANY tax bill that includes oil drilling or leasing in the Arctic Refuge.
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